Who We Are

Innovation in Mentoring
Youth Guidance 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.

King of the Hill Tennis Tournament

Don't miss this year’s Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy’s King of the Hill Tennis Tournament. It will again be played at The Moorings Yacht and Country Club, on Jan. 15 until Feb. 26 at 6:00 p.m.


This year’s Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy’s 2019 King of the Hill Tennis Tournament will again be played at the beautifully renovated tennis courts at The Moorings Yacht and Country Club, on January 15 until February 26 at 6:00 p.m. Participants will partake in seven exciting weeks of tennis with local pros vying to be named King of the Hill.

In its 24th year, King of the Hill gives tennis fans the opportunity to enjoy high level doubles competition while providing local tennis professionals the opportunity to participate in the festivities and appreciate the spirit of competition.

According to Executive Director, Felix L. Cruz last year the King of The Hill Tennis Tournament, helped us to serve over 300 underprivileged children from Indian River County. Without your support, many of these children from single parent homes, would not have access to the tremendous amount of free resources that our agency provides.

The tournament is formatted into three divisions; an Open Division, a 40’s division and a 50’s division. While all of the players deserve recognition, we did crown champions in each division at last year’s event:

Open Division Winner: Michael Alford – Quail Valley
50’s Division Winner: Joe Biedenharn – John’s Island
40’s Division Winner: Marco Osorio – Grand Harbor

For more information and sponsorships, contact Bonnie Brown at 772.492.3933 or bbrown.youthguidanceprogram.org.


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Tropical Night Luau

2018 Luau Photos

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Grants Update

On, April 18th, the membership of Impact 100 voted at the Tenth Grant Awards and Annual Meeting to select the winners of this year’s awards. Since this year’s membership consists of 466 members, four $100,000 Impact Grants were awarded, with the remaining $66,000 divided evenly among the three Merit Grant winners.

Youth Guidance was amoung the 4 recipients of the 2018 Impact Grants!
"We are very proud and excited to have developed a partnership with Impact 100 and look forward to a productive collaboration in the healthy development of the children and families of Indian River County." - Felix Cruz, Executive Director, Youth Guidance

 Find out more about Impact 100 by visiting www.impact100ir.com