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.

No Group Programs on Sept. 17

September is Hunger Action Month.  To show their support for the Treasure Coast FoodBank employees of Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy wore orange.

Open House Rescheduled

Once again, Publix held their Summer Book Drive. Their associates donated 300 children’s books to Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy. The books were a great addition to our library and will be appreciated by our children for years to come.

Holly Forde - YG Program Specialist

Holly Forde, Program Specialist at Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy, recently graduated from the The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program. We are proud of Holly’s recent accomplishment!  Holly is a pivotal member of our team, who is well respected by the community, our students and their parents.

The Leadership Program develops professionals by building community knowledge and gaining an understanding of civic stewardship. The program brings focus on a variety of social, economic, and geographic issues. We look forward to her continued leadership growth in our agency and her commitment to civic engagement in Indian River County.

During the Bingo Back-to-School event at the Kilted Mermaid, Florida Young Democrats of Indian River County collected supplies for Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy Children.

The United Way of Indian River County visited Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy, as part of their Loaned Executives (LE) program. The LE program is comprised of players from local businesses who get "loaned" to United Way to help spread the word about its amazing work.

Fall 2019 Program Schedule

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