A Program for Success
Girls are referred to The Friendship Club by school teachers and counselors, social workers and community members. Girls who join the club come from a variety of challenging backgrounds, but they are all interested in making the most of their futures and want to receive guidance and support in pursuit of their goals.
The cornerstone of The Friendship Club is the after school program. The girls gather weekly with our staff of credentialed teachers who engage them in lessons, supervise homework and provide emotional support. Girls have access to a newly upgraded computer lab where they become technologically proficient, and they participate in monthly educational field trips and seminars. Volunteers are recruited to help support these activities as tutors, drivers, chaperones and guest speakers.
To see some of the activities we have planned for the girls on our current calendar, click here.
Girls in The Friendship Club are also carefully matched with mentors in the community. Some mentors work with girls on short-term projects to explore specific areas of interest in the “Find Your Passion” mentoring program, while “Friendship Angels” mentor girls for their entire time in the program.
The most important thing The Friendship Club did was to give me hope when I felt hopeless. You have turned my life around. - Friendship Club Girl