BRIGHT FUTURES FOR YOUTH
200 Litton Drive, Suite 308
Grass Valley, Nevada
The Friendship Club
provides a year-round program in Western Nevada County serving girls at risk in grades 6-12. Girls meet after school during the school year, attend field trips and other activities during school breaks, and participate in summer camps and enrichment activities throughout the summer.
The Friendship Club has helped almost 1,000 girls since starting in 1995. The comprehensive, long-term program is open to youth who are female, identifying as female, and gender non-conforming between the ages of 10 and 18, and provides assistance into their 20s as they transition to adulthood. The Friendship Club serves more than 100 youth every year, providing year-round academic, social, and emotional support in individual and group settings – and ensuring basic needs, such as access to health care and healthy meals, are available.
Girls are grouped into cohorts by grade level and stay with their group until they graduate high school. Participation is free, as are all the activities, field trips, and camps.
All girls are referred to the program by their schools and other youth-serving professionals during their fifth-grade year and start the summer before they enter sixth grade. The goal is for them to participate in the program until they graduate high school. Referrals for girls in other grades are also accepted as long as there is space available in their cohort.
Every activity and experience builds on the next and our programs intertwine to create a safe and long-term experience for the girls to grow, learn, and develop into self-sufficient, happy, and successful young women.Web pages