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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Resources for You & Your Family

 
 
 
Parents,
As of now, Youth Guidance is open from 9-5. Our Food Pantry, is open and fully stocked by our interns from Indian River State College. Stop by the front entrance and grab some non-perishable items. Also, the Indian River School board has set up Mobile Cafes that will provide Breakfast and Lunch. The attached link shows the schedules and where the busses will be located. Stay healthy and remember to wash your hands! #dothefive 
 
 
 

Who We Are

Innovation in Mentoring
 
Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy is the longest operating mentoring program in Indian River County. Youth Guidance has been serving at risk youth from low income, single parent families since 1973. As a pioneer in the mentoring movement in Indian River County, Youth Guidance exemplifies a grass roots, community supported solution to the problem of children growing up without sufficient positive adult role models in their lives.
 
Our Mission
 
Youth Guidance is dedicated to enriching the lives of Indian River County youth through mentoring relationships that inspire trust, self-esteem and positive futures.
 
 
 
 

Our Youth Guidance Children

Mike Natale, President of the Sebastian Exchange Club presented a check to Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy. A great supporter of Youth Guidance, the Sebastian Exchange Club donated five thousand dollars to sponsor this year’s 2020 King of the Hill Tennis Tournament, which begins in January.

Pictured from left to right:  Felix Cruz, YG Executive Director; Laurie Connelly, YG Board Member and Mentor; and Mike Natale.

Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Check Presentation to YG

Helping to make a difference in children's lives in Indian River County, The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation presented a check this morning to Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy for the health, fitness and nutrition component of our programs.  Pictured from left to right: Nathan Suranofsky, the Foundation’s Program Director; Felix Cruz, Executive Director, Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy; and Lynn Southerly, Treasurer of the Mardy Fish Foundation.

Please note: We have moved all but current news and events to our Youth Guidance News Page.

Thank You to Our Community Partners!

IMPACT 100 PRESENTS AWARD TO YOUTH GUIDANCE
THE HEAD, HEART AND HANDS COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM  OF INDIAN RIVER CLUB PRESENTS GRANT TO YOUTH GUIDANCE
GRAND HARBOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM AWARDS GRANT TO YOUTH GUIDANCE

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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.