Be a mentor

The centerpiece of our effort is the mentoring relationship between adult and child. We deeply believe - and experience has shown us - that this relationship is the single biggest catalyst in changing the course of a child’s life.

volunteers needed

The best way to match our children with a mentor is to immerse them in activities which engage them both. Volunteers are always needed for many events and activities like fishing, kayaking, museums, tennis, the arts, BBQs and more!

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Youth Guidance depends on the financial support of the Indian River community, a combination of funding from private donors and foundations. Please won't you help make a difference in a child's life by donating today?

Who We Are

A Mentoring Movement with a Giant Goal

Youth Guidance is a movement of adult volunteers with a giant, shared goal.

We step into the lives of Indian River County’s underprivileged youth. We walk alongside them during the most trying and formative years of their lives. We strive to set them permanently on a path to rise above their challenges, excel in school, and succeed in life.

Currently we number over 400 in the long line of 8,000-plus Youth Guidance volunteers who have given so much to their community over our 39 year history.

Our Mission

Youth Guidance empowers Indian River County’s neediest youth through mentoring relationships, and broadens their horizons with educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Upcoming Events

5:30 PM Teen Group @ Community Church
Teen Group @ Community Church
Apr 21 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
We learn new things, have fun, and share a delicious dinner with other teens and Youth Guidance volunteers. Teen Group is for Youth Guidance kids going [...]
6:00 PM Girl Group @ The Cloud Walker Dojo 1533 US 1, Vero Beach
Girl Group @ The Cloud Walker Dojo 1533 US 1, Vero Beach
Apr 23 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Youth Guidance’s Girl Group will have fun doing arts and crafts, tea parties, making cupcakes, dancing, and all while making new friends!  The group will [...]

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