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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy

Mission: FRIENDS FIRST empowers teens to make positive life choices and develop healthy relationships through education and mentoring.

Target demographics: empower them to make positive life choices and develop healthy relationships

Direct beneficiaries per year: 12,500

Geographic areas served: teens 6th-12th grade

Programs: classroom instruction, peer to peer mentoring, training, and resources.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter attend the STARS National Conference and it revolutionized her life. The speakers and workshops not only gave her mentor training, she gained confidence, leadership and life skills, peer support and acceptance. Because of her experiences with the Friends First STARS National Conference she is now pursuing employment working with inner city kids so that she can make a difference in someone else's life!


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with FRIENDS FIRST for over 15 years! In all of my experience as a volunteer, I have found that the mentoring programs are life-changing and impacting to youth, families, and communities on the whole. One of my favorite things about FRIENDS FIRST is the STARS National Conference, which has been reaching thousands of youth leaders nationally for going-on 17 years. As a participant, volunteer staff, and event coordinator, I have found this event to bring life, hope, and inspiration to all who experience it!



Rating: 5

Empowering teens through education and mentoring! Making a real difference throughout Colorado