Forever Young Foundation
Rating: 5 stars 63 63 reviews 3,310
1424 S Stapley Dr Mesa AZ 85204 USA
The Forever Young Foundation serves underprivileged, at-risk, and physically challenged children, giving them academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities they would otherwise never receive.
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
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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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!!!!
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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
East Valley Children's Center
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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!
2 people found this review helpful
The Forever Young Foundation is an amazing foundation. They support many other wonderful organizations. The individuals apart of this non-profit are incredible people.
3 people found this review helpful
I've helped with Forever Young Foundation events for about 15 years now. I am blown away by the profound impact it brings to so many children & veterans in need. As an Olympic medalist, I'm asked to do a number of charitable events and the Forever Young events is easily one of the most rewarding I do. I'm so fortunate to be connected with a charity that puts so many smiles on faces that have lost so much!!
Olympic gold medalist Aerial Skiing