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Forever Young Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   65 reviews 3,359

Address:

1424 S Stapley Dr Mesa AZ 85204 USA

Mission:

The Forever Young Foundation serves underprivileged, at-risk, and physically challenged children, giving them academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities they would otherwise never receive.

Target demographics:

children facing significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges by providing them with academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities currently unavailable to them.

Geographic areas served:

Arizona, Utah, Northern California and Africa

Programs:

Benefiting children suffering from medical challenges and disabilities through providing healing opportunities to both body and spirit. This is accomplished through offering programming, building music therapy centers (sophie's place) in hospitals, and supporting organizations focused on finding cures for childhood diseases

providing educational opportunities for children in underserved areas through building schools, funding scholarships, and making state of the art technology available

supporting at-risk children through the funding of multimedia technology centers (forever young zones, 8 to 80 zones), providing scholarships to behavorial treatment centers, and funding community partners focused on improving opportunities for disadvantaged youth

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800.99.4EVER
www.foreveryoung.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

4 people found this review helpful

I know first hand how awesome FYF is! In 2007 I was blessed with two beautiful twin boys born with a horrific disease known as EB. I was at the end of my rope and losing hope that I would be able to get my babies to the best physicians for their condition. Then along came FYF. They are my living angels. Some how, some way, they found out about my situation and got us out of NJ and to California to Stanford University. Although no miracle was found, I was able to get the piece of mind knowing that I did everything possible to save them. My two short months with Kyle and Zack are so precious to me. I cannot find the words, nor do I think there is any, to express my sincere gratitude to Steve Young and his amazing team and angels (Michele to this day keeps in touch with us which means so much to me)!!! During our visit to California, Steve Young let us stay in his home, supplied us with experienced help to educate us on how to care for my sons. Knowing how stressed we were, he even gave my husband and I a few hours to go out on a date, something we had not done in a very long time. I thank God everynight for bringing them to me!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish they were closer so I could hug them daily!!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

 
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Steve and I started our journey together on the field and now it's been exciting to reconnect and partner in our community off the field. We have been strategically placing 8 to 80 Zones in underserved communities providing state of the art mass media equipment and mentoring deserving youth skills in writing copy, videography and producing.

We both find great satisfaction in watching the youth we serve at the 8 to 80 Zones move onto careers in the field of technology and media, hoping that we impacted their dreams and futures in some small way.

As we build more 8 to 80 Zones, our shared vision is these spaces continue to offer current unique technological educational opportunities and instill the drive to create and share their stories through the art of mass media.

I am so proud of the work the Forever Young Foundation does and I am happy to be partnered with them.

 
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The Forever Young Foundation, with the leadership of Barb and Steve Young, is comprised of the most positive, encouraging, and generous people one could ever imagine! They are an organization of people with big smiles, and even bigger hearts. The team is fueled by kindness, and the fulfillment that comes with living a life of service. Their mission is a focus of passing on hope and resources to children in need. Their impact is immeasurable, but is noticeably displayed in the interactive and therapeutic hospital rooms they create, and in the faces of the youth they serve! The Foundation serves children not only nationally, but internationally as well, with a growing presence in Africa. Their vision of service for all underprivileged youth, coupled with the tireless commitment to the execution of that vision is why I am very proud to be a member of the Forever Young Foundation team, and would encourage you to join us as well!

Brooks Laich

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a private practice pediatrician, I would like to personally thank Barb and Steve Young for their continued healing influence on my patient's lives.
By utilizing the Forever Young Zone and soon to be completed Sophie's Place, the Forever Young Foundation has helped advance our hospital's goal to implement complimentary and integrative modalities of medical care to heal the mind, body and spirit of each of our sickest children.
The Foundation's unwavering commitment to contribute to my patient's care has allowed us all to learn from their recovery.
The Youngs say "Be Your Own Hero"!!!!
The Currans say "Music IS Therapy"!!!!!!
Children simply say "Thank You"!!!!!!!!!!!

David M. Curran, MD, FAAP
Immediate Past Chair, Dept of Pediatric Medicine
Cardon Children's Medical Center
Managing Partner
East Valley Children's Center

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Forever Young Foundation stands out in its mission, its staff, and the community they have created. The true reach of their impact may never be fully known, but any FYF donor can tell you what a fulfilling experience it is to be part of Forever Young. Of special note for me, is their commitment to expanding the capacity and expertise of the nonprofits they support through the Forever Young Institute. This game-changing approach is indicative of the manner in which they go about doing good and in the process, elevate the entire nonprofit sector.

 
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How great that Steve and Jerry team up to provide top of the line media equipment for kids living in underserved communities.   Helping to even the “academic” playing field and provide current relevant opportunities.

The other referencing the Forever Young Hospital Zone...   Providing a place for children to play and be creative / active where they are free from treatments and testing.

Gotta love the #8to80zone



 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been fortunate to work with the Forever Young Foundation on the Sophie's Place in Sacramento and have admired their support, consistency, follow through, and willingness to help. The team at FYF is available when needed, has the experience and expertise to plan and execute spectacular events with high profile celebrities, and relationships with a wide variety of professionals that enable their mission of enriching and healing the lives of children.

 
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This is one incredible organization, doing such impactful work! Sutter Children's Center is so thrilled to have partnered with the Forever Young Foundation to build our brand new Sophie's Place! Seeing how FYF has found such a beautiful way to create a lasting legacy for Sophie Barton, using her love of music to bring healing to children and families in hospitals, is truly inspiring. FYF's strong support of music therapy is helping to bring awareness to this very important field, and we are so grateful.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was absolutely floored to see what the Forever Young Foundation was doing. Sophie's Place is a part of their organization and is making tremendous strides with their movement to promote healing by using music. Just being at the ribbon cutting ceremony for their newest location at Sutter Children's Center in Sacramento, CA was a life changing experience. I would encourage you to read my story to really understand the magnitude of how they are truly making a difference.

http://thehometownfan.com/steve-young-and-forever-young-foundation-bring-musical-healing-with-sophies-place/

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The Forever Young Foundation is a true blessing to so many people. It's so awesome being apart of an organization that helps with children and making their lives better during hard times. Not to mention, being surrounded by so many amazing people who have the best intentions. HUGE fan of FYF!

 
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