Friends for Youth, $30K in 30 Days

I am on the Board of Directors at Friends for Youth, a non-Profit organization based in Redwood City, California. I first joined the organization in 2010 as a Senior Friend (mentor) for an amazing young girl name Cindy. Thanks to the support of the program, Cindy and I were able to establish a great foundation for a lasting and enduring relationship that continues to flourish today. Cindy is an amazing and giving young woman. I don't doubt she will one day serve and mentor others too.

Since 1979, Friends for Youth has helped more than 1,900 youth-in-need reach their full potential through its direct services. We have a 90% success rate of creating long term and deep impact relationships that is far above the national average. Studies have shown that youth in the program improve their motivation and school performance, demonstrate increased self-esteem and resiliency. We have been acknowledged as the "gold standard" in the mentoring field and have begun extending our reach nationally through our mentoring institute, where we share best practices with other non-profits to assist in their youth mentoring programs.

We have only begun in our journey. In order to continue providing our services and scaling our programs, the Board has committed to raising $30,000 in 30 Days. We can't do this without you. ---- please consider making a tax-deductible donation! Check out more Friends for Youth success stories at

PS Dont forget to leverage employer matching programs! It doubles your impact.

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    • $100 
    • 93 mos
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    • $20 
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    • $1,000 
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    • $100 
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Lisa Chow 
San Carlos, CA
Registered nonprofit
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