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Causes: Children & Youth, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations, Public Foundations, Sports, Youth Centers & Clubs

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

Community Stories

100 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Cade K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a senior at Harvard, for the last two years I have interned with Forever Young Foundation in Ghana, Africa working with the Ezekiel Ansah Foundation.The time spent over there has been memorable, actually life changing. We supported the Forever Young International Schools, their Ghanan health initiatives, their micro credit loans, as well as a camp that taught over 500 Ghana academic athletes the game of American Football.Forever Young Foundation supports so many valuable initiatives in Ghana. Understanding that support in health, business growth, academics, and outdoor athletic activities are paramount to their development. I found it powerful to witness first hand how they involve those living in the Ghanan communities, providing opportunities to learn from health, business, academic, and athletic experts and incorporate into their communities when our teams left as they deemed fit. Ezekiel Ansah is still involved in his home of Ghana and supporting his efforts to work with the youth living in his home town continues to be amazing.

Joy H.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing Foundation! Great people doing special things for children in need. I’m proud to be affiliated with the Forever Young Foundation as they continue to make an impact in peoples lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Forever Young Foundation has been a valuable partner of Wasatch Adaptive Sports' for many years, and WAS would not be the organization we are today without the Foundation's incredible support. It is clear through everything the Foundation does that the focus is on direct, one-to-one service and impact for the individuals they reach and the organizations they support. The Foundation's leadership team are dedicated partners in WAS's work and do all they can to see our organization and the students we serve thrive. THANK YOU Forever Young Foundation - the work you do is truly life-changing!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege and honor to work with Steve and Barbara on behalf of The Forever Young Foundation for over a decade. Their personal attention, deep passion and selflessness for supporting young children and families in need is impressive and inspiring. Tirelessly bringing hope, laughter, lyrics and love are gifts they continue to share to as many as need them. I’m so grateful and humbled by the work they do for so many, and not just in their personal community. They outstretch their arms, with the help of an amazing staff in hopes to make the difference people need. This organization is full of angels.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation team is first class!

What they are doing in the STEM/STEAM world with their 8to80 zones is cutting edge and they are truly making a difference in the lives of kids in underserved communities- by giving them access to technology that has now been made available to them thanks to the FYF Team.

I look forward to working with them in the future on many more projects.

Kelli D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sophie's Place creates miracles in the lives of sick children. I was there last week and witnessed patients and their families have BIG miles on their faces thanks to the music from Aj McClean with the Backstreet Boys. Music Therapy brings hope and healing and the Forever Young Foundation is healing kids on miracle at a time through Sophie's Place.

Jenna Brantley E.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've had the opportunity to support the Forever Young initiatives at a number of their fundraiser events over the years. I love their support of local children's hospitals, specifically focused on music therapy. And, they're focused on getting limited mobility people back into an active lifestyle.

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization has an incredible group of people working to improve the lives of many and we are extremely proud to be associated with them, collaborating in serving communities and children in need with legends pro athletes!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is one of the most forward thinking organizations I've ever had the opportunity to work with, and they have a long track record of doing so. We presented them with a vision of bringing esports arena's to underserved students across the country. We would engage the students with competitive video games, and then have a curriculum of STEAM education to prepare the students for a career in the esports industry.

They believed in us, and helped and encouraged us as we built our space. The Forever Young Foundation used their platform to help ensure the newest wing of our STEM Center would be a sustainable success.

Christy O.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great foundation. Really good people - doing a lot of good in this world.

rainheard

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation goes beyond the expectations that I would have for any non-profit. The work they do not only helps individuals but also the community by bringing hope and light to seemingly dark times. I feel lucky to witness the change that comes from the scholarships they provide for at risk youth to attend treatment centers, and have the opportunity for a fresh start. I am grateful to the foundation for doing so much for all of those in need and providing a space for families and individuals to make the impossible, possible.

Jason M.5

Donor

Rating: 5

I love the Forever Young Foundation. I have been involved with them for numerous years. I am continually amazed at how well they align their events with their cause. The impact they have on the communities they serve and the individuals is fantastic. The individuals that run the foundation are committed to ensuring the mission of the FYF is executed fully. I would encourage all to get involved and support the Forever Young Foundation.

Matthew Emery H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been involved with the Forever Young Foundation for the past few years and have been very impressed with the individuals involved, both directors and volunteers. They’re always focused on the end receivers. The events have been best in class and are motivating to all who participate. I look forward to my continued involvement in the foundation.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been involved with FYF for the last three years and we are still amazed by how well organized, and how well run FYF is. We love being a part of all their events and volunteering our time and resources to them as they continue the amazing work they’re doing.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is one of the most wonderfully supportive organizations that I have had the immense pleasure of working alongside. Our Sophie's Place at Cardon Children's Medical Center is a place of healing and joy, and we wouldn't have such a unique space to care for our patients and their families without the support of them. The Forever Young Foundation understands and supports music therapy and provides resources to help us best care for our patients throughout their hospitalization and treatment process. From special visits and activities, to their constant positivity and communication throughout the years, the Forever Young Foundation has provided experiences that we continue to be so thankful for. It is a privilege to witness what wonderful memories their support provides those at our hospital.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of working with the Forever Young Foundation for over 9 years, as they have planned and opened our Forever Young Zone and Sophie's Place at Cardon Children's Medical Center. The positive, professional and giving spirit of all representatives has been outstanding. Patients and families at our medical center have benefited greatly from the many special visits, activities and experiences this group has made possible for them. In addition to creating these exceptional spaces within the hospital, they maintain an open connection with us all year and support us in serving and creating positive memories for children and families. We are tremendously grateful to the Forever Young Foundation. Their approach is the purest definition of what serving is all about.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is a promise kept.

The mission of FYF - founded by NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Steve Young - is to 'pass' on hope and resources for the development, strength, and education of children. I saw a FYF run a game-changing play when I toured the Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital at Stanford. Sophie's Place provides equipment for kids to create videos and record music to broadcast into patient rooms throughout the hospital. There's also an interactive, gesture-responsive video wall where children and their families can be virtually immersed in a sensory-rich watery world. I loved seeing this brother and sister transfixed by the waving forest of kelp and fish of all sizes swimming past!

From the heart of Silicon Valley, FYF delivers state-of-the-tech experiences with a uniquely personal and winning touch!

1 Susan D.7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We visited Sophie’s Place and it’s the most heart warming and moving place that we’ve been to. What they are doing there for those sick children is remarkable. The room is not like a hospital room. It’s a warm, pleasant and calming place for the children to go and forget for one moment that they’re not sick. It would be so amazing if every children’s hospital could have a place like Sophie’s place to go to. Anytime you can use alternative medicine to help these children heal, is something positive in the right direction.

2 Brittani L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted 3 children from China all with special needs. Their needs require us to spend a great deal of time at Primary Childrens Medical Center. The Forever Young playroom is WONDERFUL and helps bring my children joy during such hard times. They look forward to going and playing in the playroom, doing crafts and getting a much needed distraction from their pains. We spend so much time in the playroom with every visit. We know how blessed we are to have this playroom and appreciate the Forever Young Foundation for bringing this happiness to our children.

4 emilyfcampbell

Client Served

Rating: 5

Madelena underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant 5 years ago, and the intensive regimen led her to be severely depressed and suicidal. She was being treated for a disease that robbed her of her creative outlets, as she no longer had the physical dexterity to create in the ways that she was accustomed. Her almost daily appointments with the music therapy team at Primary Children's during her month long treatment gave her something to look forward to every day, and drew her out of her depressed isolation. She wrote songs with the music therapists that gave meaning to her suffering, and allowed her to process her grief, anger, and pain in a constructive and healing way. She continued to visit Sophie's Place at Primary Children's after her treatment, and we credit their dedicated, knowledgeable, and loving treatment as the factor that made the difference in Madelena's recovery.

2 Brindlee F.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was able to spend time raising money for this foundation in honor of my cousin who passed away from cancer. While my cousin was still with us he was served by this foundation and I wanted to give back. I was then invited to come to an event and get to know the foundation better. I found that everyone was so kind and welcoming and they truly had the best interest of others at the forefront of their minds.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so grateful for the Forever Young Foundation! We run a non-profit recovery Farm in Farmington Utah called Red Barn Farms and are affiliated with Forever Young. The Forever Young Foundation has supported us since we started our nonprofit in 2012. Our mission is to help individuals and their families recover from unhealthy behaviors like drug addiction and alcoholism. Ever since we partnered up with the Forever Young foundation, and used the platform to be noticed in our community our donors and supporters have jumped on board. Steve Young and his team have not only supported us but validated our mission and helped us grow exponentially over the last five years. We will be forever grateful to the Forever Young Foundation and our partnership and look forward to working together for many years to come. The Forever Young Foundation helps us with fundraising, spreading hope and love to individuals and families that struggle. The Forever Young Foundation has also set a fantastic example of how a foundation and nonprofit organization should be run . We have had tremendous help from Steve and his executive team as we have developed our own mission, goals and objectives and are on course to accomplish those. Our hope is to continue with our partnership and follow in the footsteps of the Forever Young Foundation. Thank you thank you thank you :-)

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2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate enough to work with this organization and see their work first hand. They are dedicated to giving everything back to the community. Their dedication to helping kids is remarkable. I attended the grand open of a children’s wing in Arizona and the integrity and the detail that was given the project was jaw dropping. This was a space that was going to change the lives of hundreds of families of sick children. There nothing I would not do for this organization.

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2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for Forever Young Foundation, I am continuously impressed by the work of the organization. While headed up by the amazing Steve and Barb Young, the staff are the stars who help make everything come to pass. The time spend in Ghana, the 8 to 80 zones in hospitals across the country, and Sophie's Place for music therapy are committed to giving the heart and soul to kids in efforts for a brighter tomorrow. I'm so thankful for their work, presence, and astounding desire to change lives.

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2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been to several of their events and they are hands down my favorite each year. It's run by amazing people who work hard to make a difference in the world we live in. Keep up the great work!

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2 Thomas Palani M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is doing vital work contibuting to Sophie’s Place and Anasazi among many, many others. I am grateful to be able to help where I can.

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4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter Mia has grown up in the hospital all her life. For 15 years we have been in and out of the hospital every 3 weeks, and do you know what helps her to feel better? Getting to go do fun stuff in the Forever Young Zone & going to Sophie’s Place, the music therapy room. It gives her something to look forward to during our long hospital days, and Mia had the best time when her friends visited her during summer and they all went to Sophie’s place to jam out and sing together. Music is healing, plain and simple. I am forever grateful to Cardon’s for providing spaces like these for kids who need a distraction from all the pokes and procedures. Mia was able to celebrate her 100th blood transfusion with friends, family, & the news crews in the Forever Young Zone a few years ago. Those memories will be cherished forever!

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4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Sophie's Place because it gives me the opportunity to be me!

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2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely LOVED volunteering with Forever Young Foundation. I have volunteered a couple times in the past and every time I leave wanting to come back. Not only do some of the nicest, funniest, spunkiest people on the planet work there, but the change they make in the community is incredible. Steve Young and the staff raise so much money for the kids and always do it with a smile on their face. It's powerful to see. I will definitely keep coming back.

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1 Amy Pack S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forever Young Foundation has impressed me from the moment I first learned about the organization. I have seen the work they do and the faces of those they serve first hand. They are nothing but professional and warm as they support education in Africa, collaborating with a competent team on the ground, or provide the resources for thousands of sick children to benefit from music therapy.

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2 Lori G.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am amazed by the amount of good these people do for the world! The team at Forever Young Foundation are generous and wonderful people!

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2 Seth Adam Smith

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is an incredible organization. In fact, I really can't say ENOUGH good things about them. Everyone who works there is kind, caring, generous, and always very helpful. I've known them for over ten years and during that time they have always been consistent in their efforts and absolutely dedicated to doing the most good for the most people. Truly, a magnificent organization.

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2 Varden H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great partners and hosts with their golf and events, which were a blast. They came to the Museum of Natural Curiosity for a special private event and guests had a wonderful time. Very organized, friendly and on the lookout to appreciate and involve donors.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is an incredible organization with unparalleled dedication to their cause. I have witnessed firsthand the joy they bring to hospitalized children and can't help but walk away inspired. From top to bottom this is the kind of foundation all others should aspire to be. Feel very fortunate to have been in their presence on multiple occasions and can testify that the good will is infectious. Looking forward to the next time I can attend an event of theirs.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

FYF is amazing! They consistently do the right thing with the donations they receive. It is wonderful to see the initiatives in action, serving and helping others!

2

Advisor

Rating: 5

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.

1 brookslaich

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

1 Rick69

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

1 Quentin G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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



1 Zachary W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

1 Jason119

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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/

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is an amazing foundation. They support many other wonderful organizations. The individuals apart of this non-profit are incredible people.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!
Nikki Stone
Olympic gold medalist Aerial Skiing

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

Give a child an instrument, and he will play.
Give a child a ball, and she will play.
Give a child a smile and a hand, and he will do the same.
The Forever Young Foundation, cleverly and with thought, seeks out needs and fills them creatively and with care, both in the US and abroad.
Clarity of mission, generosity of time and talent and finances, compassionate and considerate execution, all these these are evident in abundance in the Forever Young scope of endeavor. Most telling, however, is the absolute, unadulterated joy one sees in the faces of the children singing and making music in Sophie's Place's (healing through music found in selected Western US hospitals), or in the smiles and laughter of otherwise under served kids and families experiencing the ski slopes in Utah (winter mountain fun with snow sports and concerts) , and the open and engaged expressions of those who've tasked themselves to help. Nothing, not one thing, says more to me than the pure delight of those being served, and those doing the serving. Forever Young and the talented staff behind the scenes doing the heavy lifting allow the rest of us to meet where the need is, particularly when there are children involved, and continue along that path, together.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forever Young stays true to their mission statement and is truly a charity of action. Donations are carefully distributed to fufill their mission statement of helping childern in need. Couldn't meet more honest and wonderful people that head up this organization.

3 Brianna12

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have enjoyed working along side of the Forever Young Foundation. Their amazing continued efforts in the communities they have served are inspiring to everyone who has had the pleasure of working with them. Their dedication to evolving and staying current with partnering charitable needs is admirable and I am excited to watch the foundation grow especially with their newest initiative Sophie's Place. Sophie's Place is life changing for so many children and a blessing to so many hurting families. I feel honored to have gotten the privilege to know those a part of the Forever Young Foundation and wish them great success in their future endeavors.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been able to work with the staff of Forever Young Foundation, and have been continually impressed time after time. Not only with their kindness, but how they operate Forever Young. Having spent the past 2 years actively growing a foundation with a small staff, I know what to look for within an organization. Forever Young has a strong moral compass that is obvious to those that dive into the interworking of their organization.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I have worked with the Forever Young Foundation for nearly 10 years now and the amount of effort and dedication that Barb & Steve, along with the FYF Team puts into helping these children is simply amazing! We are proud to be a part of the FYF family and encourage others to be a part of it as well.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Over the years, Forever Young Foundation has become our go-to charity in terms of helping make a meaningful difference in the lives of children around the world. Steve, Barb, Sterling, Michelle and the rest of the FYF team do an absolutely superb job of helping children with physical and mental disabilities, as well as educational needs, through the FYF Family of Charities, which offers depth and breadth of service to families and children with unique needs. I cannot think of a charitable organization that is more deserving of our collective support, so I encourage you to support FYF by giving generously.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am beyond impressed with Forever Young Foundation. They continue to significantly impact lives on a daily basis both domestically and internationally. Their events are beyond first class. I have had the great fortune of participating in a number of their events and can say with confidence that very single guest in attendance is treated like a Hall of Famer. However, of all the foundation's great attributes, the most impressive aspect is how efficient and lean the foundation is run. The money that's donated goes directly to the end users. In addition, they continue to innovate and be on the cutting edge of therapy and rehabilitation through their efforts with Sophie's Place. They are among the best "celebrity" charities I have ever worked with.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Forever Young is a professionally run philanthropic organization that strives to make a difference in children's lives and the communities they serve. Steve and Barb Young are actively involved in the work being done through Forever Young Foundation (FYF) and continue to make certain they operate in an efficient manner ensuring the maximum amount of funds raised are directed toward those in need. I continue to be impressed with their passion and enthusiasm.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a senior director at 1736 Family Crisis Center and have had the pleasure of working hand in hand with The Forever Young Foundation for several years because they are helping us out an 8 to 80 Zone in our newest youth shelter for homeless youth. The staff at TFTF are deeply committed to helping youth. Every time we have needed their support they have instantly been there to help us create a space for another 8 to 80 Zone. Every interaction with staff has been pleasant, educational and shown their deep commitment towards helping youth.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

7 Suzanne61

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

As an educator and my husband as mental health professional, we are thrilled about children having such a wonderful outlet at Sophie's Place with music! Not only creative and innovative but especially reaching the heart of children through music expression, soulful healing and pure JOY in the midst of difficult health issues. I highly recommend all that Forever Young Foundation stands for, creates and supports!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I strongly endorse the Forever Young Foundation's efforts in the broader nonprofit community. FYF is led by a passionate team that, together with Steve & Barb Young, focuses on giving back year-ln and year-out. I've had the honor of being involved as an FYF board member for over a decade and would encourage others to get involved with this wonderful group!

1 dbradfordvc

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have to say of all of the charities with which I have been involved over the years (dozens), the Forever Young Foundation ranks #1. I deeply appreciate their initiative in the creation of Forever Young Zones in Hospitals around the country. They have blessed the lives of many, many children. Recently, they have gotten involved in Music therapy with Sophie's place . . . which is magical in its impact on the sick and the needy. They have even reached out globally to places like Ghana to provide support and encouragement there.

In addition, to their numerous charitable activities, the Forever Young foundation is EXTREMELY WELL RUN. Sterling Tanner is an outstanding leader. His team includes Michelle Knox and Stephanie Nath- two of the most responsive, caring and capable people I know.

I would not hesitate to recommend this outstanding organization.

Previous Stories
1

Donor

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is a fantastic organization! Steve Young as the Founder, and his beautiful wife Barb, are personally involved and highly motivated to change and improve the lives of thousands. Sterling Tanner and team who run the Forever Young Foundation on a day to day basis are people of highest integrity and dedication. I cannot give a higher recommendation to any charitable entity than I would give to the Forever Young Foundation.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with the Forever Young Foundation as a photographer for the past 6 months and have witnessed firsthand their incredible love and spirit for all they serve. At each event, they make sure each individual is treated with the most love and respect possible, and strive DAILY to grow the support for children in need. MAGICAL people working for a MAGICAL foundation.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is one of the most passionately committed organizations I have encountered. The management staff is responsive and accountable and cares deeply about maximizing donor dollars. They truly care about outcomes and how their efforts affect other's lives in a positive way. This organization deserves even more credit than they receive.

Bravo!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with the Forever Young Foundation for 20 years. However It doesn't take long to see the impact of this organization. You see the passion and the commitment from the staff( as Steve Young likes to say "we are lean and mean in our commitment to getting every dollar to the right place"). Over the years I've had the pleasure of meeting kids that had their lives turned around by The Anaszi Foundation which Foreveryoung donates to. I've also experienced the joy that SOPHIE'S PLACE music therapy rooms have given to patients at Children's Hospitals. To tell you how committed I am to this wonderful charity I have named FOREVERYOUNG.ORG as a beneficiary in my will.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forever Young Foundation takes care of so many children in need. They do a really good job of surrounding themselves with great people who are willing to continuously support the children who are underprivileged.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forever Young Foundation is an amazing foundation. All who are involved with the foundation has made a great impact in so many children's lives and I'm happy to have contributed in some way.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forever Young Foundation is an exceptional organization that is making an impact on the community. Sophie's Place is providing hope for sick children and allows for kids to use music therapy to communicate and cope with their sickness. It is truly touching to see the children in the hospitals heal through music. The Forever Young Foundation also has wonderful staff who are passionate about their mission and each year they continue to make a difference.