Monday, February 23, 2015

Friendship fun and sharpie tie dye

Past and present Friendships joined forces to express their creativity through wearable art. Alumni Friendship Connie + Lizbet gave us a quick lesson on sharpie tie dye and the results were amazing! Thanks to those who attended!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Friends for Youth recognized by GuideStar as gold-level charity

Friends for Youth has earned the GuideStar Exchange Gold-level participant designation, demonstrating our organization's commitment to transparency and accountability.

"Friends for Youth is proud to have earned this recognition from GuideStar," said Executive Director Becky Cooper. "We want our donors, supporters, and community partners to know that we strive to be a well-run youth mentoring organization."

Information available on GuideStar about Friends for Youth includes: financial, leadership, mission, programming, impact, and effectiveness.

Founded in 1994, GuideStar's mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Saturday of service at Samaritan House

Current Friendships gave back to their community last weekend by volunteering at Samaritan House. These gals prepared healthy ingredients used for delicious lunches made available to food service clients. Thank you Samaritan House for welcoming us into your kitchen and allowing us to start the weekend off positively!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Spotlight Friendships

Yale + Keilee  
Yale and Keilee were matched in November of 2013 and have since become great friends! They were able to attend various FFY activities like the ballet, Sky High, CuriOdyssey, the Nutrition Workshop, and the holiday party. Although they were busy having fun, they volunteered at Lytton Gardens and packed boxes for Operation Christmas.  These gals had a fabulous year and will continue to meet and enjoy homemade smoothies!
 Jeff + Michael
Jeff and Michael were matched in November of 2013 and are now buddies! During their first year of Friendship these two visited the Cal Academy, attended a Warriors game, went to Sky High and attended both the stress management and nutritional workshops. As their Friendship has only continued to grow, these two will still meet, play sports, and have a blast!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Friendships and guests celebrate the holidays at the Winter Lodge!

About fifty current Friendships, alumni, and guests came together for holiday fun! Those in attendance were able to enjoy ice skating, lunch, dessert, and a small gift courtesy of our donors. It was great seeing so many familiar faces. Thanks for choosing to kick off the holiday season with FFY!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall fun with Franklin Templeton!

Friends for Youth partnered with Franklin Templeton this week for some fabulous fall fun! Mentees on the waitlist were able to enjoy Giants baseball, pizza and pumpkin carving. Many thanks to Franklin Templeton for sponsoring the event. We had a great time!

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Mentors and Mentees alike enjoyed Friends for Youth's Pumpkin Carving and Art Night courtesy of Los Altos United Methodist Church. Friendships were able to enjoy some GHOULicious food, a FALLtastic watercolor lesson, and SPOOKtacular pumpkin carving!