Friendship Club Program
In 1995, The Friendship Club program started as a week long summer program for 15 girls and has since grown into a year-around, long-term, comprehensive program that serves about 100 girls at-risk in sixth through twelfth grades. The girls come from all areas of western Nevada County.
In 2019, The Friendship Club developed and implemented the SAFE (Stability Access Foundation Empowerment) program for youth (boys and girls) experiencing homelessness. This is a three-year pilot program designed to support participating youth in an intensive year-round program that is individualized to their needs. This program supports youth in western Nevada County from the end of their junior year in high school through the completion of a Career Technical Education certificate or equivalent so that they can earn a living wage in support of self-sufficiency.