Improving the quality of youth mentoring
Since 1979, Friends for Youth has created and sustained nearly 1,900 community-based, long-term one-to-one relationships for youth on the San Francisco Peninsula. We have a 90% success rate, a percentage significantly higher than the national average. Based on our direct service successes, we founded our Mentoring Institute in 1998 with the goal of improving the quality of youth mentoring by disseminating information on safe and effective practices to national and international agencies. Our Mentoring Institute has reached practitioners at over 2,500 agencies with materials based on the field’s Recommended Best Practices, the latest research, and over 33 years of successful programming.