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.
Wasatch Adaptive Sports (WAS) is incredibly grateful to the Forever Young Foundation's dedication to the organization's students and families. With the Foundation's support, WAS is able to provide affordable recreational opportunities to individuals with adaptive needs. We are incredibly grateful for the Foundation's partnership and would not be where we are today without their assistance. Thank you, Forever Young Foundation for your passion and enthusiasm to see the students at WAS thrive!
In a time when collaboration is most important to ensure that we are all doing ok, the Forever Young Foundation (FYF) has taken other nonprofits under their wing to ensure all are successful in the good work that we set out to do. This effort is true to their supportive, cooperative spirit. Partnering with FYF has strengthened who we are and how we run our nonprofit. They truly are an organization who leads by example.
I really enjoy volunteering at Forever Young Foundation! They have many fundraising events throughout the year and I seriously recommend volunteering if you have the chance to! They support amazing causes and the memories will last a lifetime!
We work with a lot of foundations but none of them offer the level of community and support that has been created through our partnership with the Forever Young Foundation. The FYF truly treats our organization as family. This has been incredibly important and impactful as we go through the COVID pandemic. I am so grateful to be part of the Forever Young family.
Forever Young Foundation is a wonderful non-profit! They do so many great things for children such as development, education, athletics etc for those that face physical, financial and emotional hardships! They hold some awesome athletic events like golf, and many professional athletes show their support which is cool to see. They truly are such an amazing foundation, and I am so thankful to have been apart of a few events they have held.
The Forever Young Foundation is an amazing foundation. They support many other wonderful organizations. The individuals apart of this non-profit are incredible people.
Forever Young Foundation not only does incredible work to benefit communities and people worldwide but also helps and encourages other nonprofits to succeed, amplifying the impact of their work. I highly recommend it.
Forever Young Foundation is a proactive and visionary non-profit who brings organizations together to build stronger communities. They use their great depth of knowledge and experiences to improve and inspire other organizations to do great things. It is an honor to work with their team.
The Forever Young Foundation is a world-class organization made up of individuals who could spend their time on an assortment of endeavors, however, they choose to humbly spend significant time and attention to give unto others. It is evident that the heart of the Forever Young Foundation’s Founders, Board and Staff is to serve children in need. Seeing this first hand for close to five years, I have been motivated to see how I too may pass on hope alongside Steve, Barb and the entire Forever Young Foundation family.
- Steven Prince, Dallas, Texas
I am a volunteer for the Forever Young Foundation. They bring joy to children in our community and inspire so many. I look forward to continuing to support their work.
We are grateful for the Forever Young Foundation (FYF) for providing an amazing partnership where creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and storytelling can take place among the youths we serve and with other organizations that makes us family in the end. The forward-thinking opportunities that are produced continue to impact in the work we do thanks to FYF.
The FYF team is wonderful, humbled, and caring. They truly want to see 'good' done in this world by impacting the next generation.
The Forever Young Foundation is committed to helping children. Children who are struggling physically, emotionally, and mentally. They were there for my nephew during a really hard time in his life and poured into him to help him see his worth. I will always be grateful to them for their support.
I've had the opportunity to be a small part of the massive impact across different community focus groups: i.e. education via e labs, mental health via music therapy in children's hospitals, and physical well being via adaptive sports programming.
Forever Young Foundation has been instrumental in my development as a Director of the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond, CA. Through the invitation of a mutual friend, I was invited to join their monthly roundtable for non-profits. This roundtable, which includes a mix of non-profits across the US and worldwide, has provided me the opportunity to learn the challenges faced by other non-profits, share best practices and develop some great relationships. FYF foundation has also graciously invited me to specialized training seminars which have helped me to grow as a leader in my ministry and clearly identify the needs of those whom we serve. I am truly grateful to Forever Young Foundation for their encouragement and their selfless and professional involvement in my personal development .
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.