Our trainings are excellent resources for individuals and agencies that are designing and implementing effective youth mentoring programs.  Friends for Youth’s experienced presenters draw on our thirty five years of success to help you develop and improve your program! 

How many successful mentoring standards does your program have in place? Download the List or take a brief assessment to learn what you may need to strengthen!


SAFE Training and SAFE Training Certification

For more information, see our SAFE Training Page.


Online Trainings 

Interested in a topic but missing the funds to bring a presentation to your agency? Friends for Youth’s Mentoring Institute is now offering training created especially for your program, collaborative, symposium, or conference that is delivered online. Webinars can be presented through your existing management system or we can host.
Online learning is becoming an increasingly easy format to save costs, save energy, and save the environment. Plus, your staff can use existing meeting time to gather for an informative session focused on areas most needed.
Contact us to ask about topics, sliding scale fees, and availability.
Or visit our Products web page to learn more about our products and services.
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SAFE Training: Prioritizing Youth Safety with Research-Based Mentor Screening Practices 

See the complete description on our SAFE Training Page.



Starting a new mentoring program? Trying to improve your program’s structure to make it even better? Managers and staff of new and existing mentoring programs will receive an introduction or refresher to mentoring and program development in Mentoring 101. This will include: program start-up/enhancement, Recommended Best Practices, implementation, evaluation, program sustainability, and resources.  The training is experiential–participants actually apply these concepts to their individual programs. 
(For Program Staff, Program Directors)




Having well-prepared mentors can help your program run smoothly. Our Mentor Training covers a number of issues that are important for volunteers working with youth. Topics such as effective communication and setting boundaries will help your volunteers start their mentoring relationships with a strong foundation. The training is interactive and fun, allowing volunteers to share their experiences while presenting the latest research and Recommended Best Practices.   
(For New Volunteers, Ongoing Volunteers)

Download the mentor training flyer with more information about specific topics included in training for new mentors, as well as ongoing training for mentors.

Please contact us for more information at

(650) 368-4444 or  

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Transforming the lives of at-risk youth through the power of mentoring