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Friends For Youth
Founded in 1979, Friends For Youth' mentoring program has helped nearly 2,000 youth-in-need reach their full potential. Their 90% success rate of creating long-term mentoring matches is far above the national average. Studies have consistently shown that youth in their program improve their motivation and school performance, demonstrate increased self-esteem and resiliency, and rarely have future involvement with the Juvenile Justice System.
After more than 30 years, Friends for Youth represents the gold standard in the mentoring field. Mentoring programs throughout the country have requested technical assistance in setting up and enhancing their own mentoring programs.
Friends for Youth’s Mentoring Institute began in 1998 as a response to the growing number of programs beginning across the nation and the need for standardized Recommended Best Practices in mentoring our youth.