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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.
 
 
 
 

Semifinals of 50's Division

 
Pictured from left to right: Gigi Casapu, Dan Caragata, Joe Biedenharn, Henner Lenhardt, Emile DeCuba, Christophe Delavaut, John Koahou, Tim Brueggeman (taller, in the back), Michael Phelipa, Felix Cruz and Laurie Connelly at last night’s Youth Guidance King of the Hill Tennis Tournament.  Held at the Boulevard Tennis Club, the competition was for the semifinals of the 50’s Division.

KING OF THE HILL 2020

40’s & 50’s Div. - Boulevard Tennis Club - Tues.- Jan. 14-Feb.4 at 6:00 pm
Open Div. - Moorings Yacht and Country Club - Feb.11 -March 3 at 6:00 pm

Winter 2 Revised Program Schedule

 
 
 

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.

Shaping Brighter Futures - One Child at a Time!

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

42nd Annual Tropical Night Luau

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Grants Update

YOUTH GUIDANCE AWARDED 2018 IMPACT 100 GRANT
 
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