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Review for Friends for Youth, Inc., Redwood City, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

No one would argue that having people around who believe in you, who are there for you in good and bad times, who inspire you to aim higher and achieve is critical for your success. What if you are a child and there is no one around you who could fulfill that role? Friends for Youth is an answer. They have proven that mentoring works, if it is done right. One child's dream can go from a desire to clean the planes in hopes of finding lost valuables, to owning a store in just a few months of mentoring by a person who was carefully selected. FFY's success rate is amazing because they put a lot of thought and energy into the process of selecting and training future mentors. Combining theory (mentoring institute) with practice helps FFY to be one of the best mentoring organizations. Their reputation is well deserved.

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

lives of the children that are mentored.

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


What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the feeling that i personally can make a difference in lives of many children by participating in fundrasing and other activities.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

committed to success of each individual parnership.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help more children to achieve their greatest potential in life.

Ways to make it better...


In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial hardship in uncertain economic times.

One thing I'd also say is that...


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Role:  Board Member & board member, various activities.