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Mission Statement

Creating quality mentoring relationships for youth who need them most.

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Friends for Youth creates and cultivates friendships between at-risk youth and adult volunteers who serve as positive role models, helping kids to grow into responsible, productive members of the community. We seek caring adults who would like to make a difference in the lives of young people.

For our longest standing 1-to-1 program, volunteers spend at least two hours each week with a child for at least 6 months, doing fun activities they both enjoy. Friends for Youth staff organize two to three group activities each month such as going to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, museums, plays or baseball games.

Our new CONNECT program, which just ran its pilot year 2016-2017 at Sequoia High School is Friends for Youth's school-based group mentoring program. Volunteers meet at Redwood City School sites - Hoover, McKinley and Sequoia High School during the school day for 60-90 minutes sessions of life skill curriculum lessons and enrichment activities. CONNECT goes on field trips to places like Mt. Hermon Ropes Course, Instagram, San Francisco and more.

Friends for Youth's Program Coordinators provide training and ongoing, individualized support to all volunteers to ensure the success of each friendship.


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http://www.friendsforyouth.org

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