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.

Youth Guidance Pathfinders

 Youth Guidance students assist Honor Flight veterans.

Help Wanted



Mentor and YG Board Chair, Kim Prado and Mentee, Kamie Sands handing out flags at the July 4th parade in Sebastian.

Would you like to change a child’s life? Become a mentor today, call Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy at 772-492-3933.

Our Children Having a Blast Boxing


In the Pool, Life is Cool, Swimmers Rule

Learning is Fun!

Children from the Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy
summer program.

Time for Slime

“It’s Slime Time” at Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy!  Mentor, Elaine McSweeney is helping the children at YG’s summer program make slime.

Our Summer Program


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

Thank You to Our Community Partners!

42nd Annual Tropical Night Luau



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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