I began mentoring with Future for KIDS this school year and have had a wonderful experience! I truly enjoy spending time with the kids, and the support that comes from the other mentors, program leads, and program management is fabulous. FFK also makes it a point to plan fun social and educational events for mentors and program staff to mingle, get to know one another better, and share our individual experiences with one another so that we can all learn from them and provide the best support possible to the children that we work with. I look forward to continuing to work with Future for KIDS.
I have been associated with Future for Kids for over 14 years now as a volunteer, mentor, and now a board member. The impact that this organization has within the community is immeasurable. I have seen organizational reach go from 4 kids in 1 after school school helping them with there homework to multiple locations that serve over 1,000 children per year in helping them develop their minds, bodies, and character. I could not be more proud and impressed with the success of this organization and the positive influence that it has on the youth of Arizona. Future for Kids has helped me to grow and give back to the community in a way that I never knew possible. I am honored to serve with this incredible organization.
I started volunteering with Future for KIDS just over one month ago, and I have already loved working with them. The staff is very friendly and flexible, and it is obvious that they are dedicated to improving the lives of kids involved in the program. As my first time mentoring youth, this organization has inspired me to continue working with kids and volunteering in the community.
I have been involved with Future for KIDS for almost 8 months now. It's already part of my life. Going mentoring every Monday and Wednesday is part of my daily routine now. I cannot say enough about how I love working with everyone in the office at FFK. They are all amazing, and most friendliest people I have ever met. Both of the program leaders are super easygoing and helpful. It helps mentors and youth at each site have a great time each day. The youth I mentor are very grateful and polite, they thank me for more than what I deserved all the time. It makes me feel happier and more successful everyday by spending time with them, and helping them out with homework, reading, and writing. I developed a strong friendship with the youth I have been working with. It makes me to behave better to be a better role model, and have higher standards for myself.
If you want to help out youth who are facing adversity; if you are interested in mentoring; if you like fitness activities and sports camps; if you want to get more involved with the communities, and want to feel more confident and successful, come and join us at Future for KIDS. Trust me, you will never regret it!
Future For KIDS has been an organization that has grown very close to me within the past year. Not only do I love what I do for the kids but the staff that work their hardest to show their appreciation for us volunteers has exceeded my expectations. I have never met a group of workers who have shown as much appreciation as the FFK staff do for their volunteers. The FFK organization is a place that I feel so many people can learn & grow from not just because of the cause but from the experiences that FFK provides for everyone. The FFK team has made me feel like part of the family & I highly recommend others to join the FFK team!
I was looking for a local charity, and found Future For Kids! They are doing amazing work for at risk youth, all over the metro area! I have had he opportunity to give some time in the business office, and the staff is so very dedicated! And, I have never met a Director of a non-profit, with more enthusiasm and drive, than Madonna Bistany. She, the entire staff, and the many volunteers (mostly young, college students), work tirelessly on a very limited budget. It has been my honor to become involved with such a terrific group of people, and see the wonderful work they are doing!!!
As a non-profit professional with over 26 years experience in the non-profit field, I can honestly say that Future for KIDS is one of the best non-profit organizations I have had the privilege of working with. Future for KIDS (FFK) is one of the most effectively and efficiently operated non-profit organizations in the state of Arizona. The level of professionalism, expertise and excellence that the Executive Director, staff members and Board members exhibit is exemplary. We have partnered with FFK for the last four years and the benefit their programs provide our Boys & Girls Club members cannot be captured. We have a partnership made in heaven! We have the youth and teen members and we have the facilities. FFK has the trained mentors and the proven programs. Together, we are able to provide youth with academic success, mentoring and healthy lifestyles programming with a deeper impact than either organization could do alone. Our missions are very similar, as we both work with the underserved youth, helping to prepare them for a successful future. FFK helps our Boys & Girls Club members have the positive, life-changing experiences and opportunities they need to realize their full potential and become productive, caring and responsible citizens.
I am a big fan of FFK and endorse this non-profit organization as one of the best of the best!
I work as a mentor for Future for KIDS and I cannot say enough about the foundation. I spend two hours a week with the kids going over homework, reading, discussing important ethics topics and engaging them in a sport or another physical activity. The kids are amazing and they each have their own personality and abilities. I love to see them learn, play and even get frustrated sometimes with homework, but be able to work through it and really thrive. I love walking into the classroom each week and witnessing how excited they are that we get to hang out that day. Time really does fly when you're having fun!
I absolutely love Future For Kids! I originally started with the non-profit organization as an intern and then continued as a volunteer. I can tell you each one of their employees, board members and volunteers truly care about serving their mission and helping at risk children through academics, athletics and ethics. I was able to work directly with their mission at community centers and also volunteered and assisted in the planning of some of their largest annual events like sports camps and the Monday Night VIP Football Party. I enjoyed all the years I spent volunteering with Future For Kids. I met some amazing people and was thrilled to make a difference in even just one child's life. I'm happy to see they are still pushing strong for this great mission!
Review from Guidestar
Volunteering with youth at Future for KIDS has been amazing! I have really connected with a small group of girls, and each week when I volunteer I look forward to seeing them and catching up on what they have been up to. I find it rewarding to work with kids on homework. You explain concepts to kids in a different way than their teacher and you watch them have an "a-ha" moment where they suddenly get it, and you know that you have contributed to their success. I especially love coming back each semester and the kids remember me and are excited to see me.