Forever Young Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   46 reviews

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Location: 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
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EIN 87-0509354
800.99.4EVER
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love the Forever Young Foundation! They do so much good for kids around the country and world. They recently established Sophie's Place which is a music therapy program to help kids heal. I am especially grateful for Sophie's place because my 18 year old nephew Davis, who in non verbal and has tuberous sclerosis and autism, has benefitted from the amazing music therapists at Primary Children's Medical Center. One day at the hospital my sister and my nephew had 90 minutes to kill between appointments so they visited Sophie's Place. Davis immediately sat down at the piano and was SO happy to play the two notes that he always plays, C&G. One of the therapists sat down next to him with her guitar and they did a duet together which Davis loved. He even made eye contact with her and loved the experience. My nephew spends a lot of time crying to communicate because he has no other wait to express what he wants and needs. I am so grateful that Sophie's Place helped my sister have an amazing 90 minute experience with my nephew in a time that could have otherwise been very difficult!

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The Forever Young organization helps so many kids with disabilities. I am a mother of a child with special needs and it is so important to have an organization like the Forever Young. Thank you for make such a big difference in not just the children's life but the whole family!

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Sophie's Place is a beautiful tribute to a life that left us too soon. Now, through Sophie's Place, children will forever be soothed and healed through music therapy in her honor. Music therapy is such a gift to those children.

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I have seen many beautiful moments and lives changed because of The Forever Young Foundation. They are committed and seek to help children in any situation in which they are struggling, whether due to disease, hospital stays, or just to bring smiles in ways not otherwise obtainable by the children, this organization is there for them. They seek to find a way to make a situation better and if they cannot change it, they will make the children forget about it even if its just a little while. Nothing but love and joy comes from this organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the life of relative. The help he received because of this organization has changed his perspective on life and given him people to call on and rely on and to know that he is loved regardless of where he is in his life.

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

not know of any.

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Life-changing

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2011

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I have been following the Forever Young Foundation for a number of years. We have attended the annual Taylor Family Foundation events - and just love all the work Steve Young & his talented network are doing. Recently, I saw the Sophie's Place music Therapy van. I was overwhelmed with the forward thinking - and how music therapy could help people in recovery. I've been spreading the word to help educate people - as I had no idea the impact this program had. GREAT job FYF for thinking outside the traditional box and reaching so many people in need. We need more of this forward thinking for our community.

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

multiply the music therapy vans they have

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I can't say enough great amazing things about Sophie's place. I am a mother with a child with autism and I know the importance of having music therapy. It helps our children with disabilities in ways that other therapies can not. These children can't relate though music. I just wish every children's hospital had a Sophie's Place!

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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