Current America Progam Partners
Friends Forever International recognizes that our programs can be used in a variety of contexts as it is essentially a youth empowerment and leadership program. With this in mind, FFI has begun to build a program in the Americas, starting in the United States, through partnerships with US groups like high schools, youth clubs, and sports organizations. Many of these programs will dovetail with our international programs, allowing all young people with the opportunity to interact with their fellows from other cultures.
We partner with local high schools and youth empowerment programs. If you are interested in partnering with us to create a program, contact Stephen Martineau at email@example.com or call our Global Headquarters: (603) 397-5301.
Staying in Northern Ireland
Teams from the Americas stay at the new FFI Center at Annalong! This center, pictured at left, includes a hostel, 4 cottages, and is perfectly situated between the coast and the Mourne Mountains.
About FFI's Programs
FFI’s signature program is a year-long, focuses on youth leadership and empowerment, and brings teams of 10 young people from different backgrounds together. Our teams are from Northern Ireland, Israel, and the United States.
As part of the year-long program, each team goes through three phases, the Team Building Phase in their home country, the Skill Building Phase abroad, and the Community Building Phase at home again. To complete their program, the team designs and implements a Social Action Project which addresses a need in their community.
Once they’ve completed the first-year program, the youth can join the FFI Alumni Movement by participating in alumni seminars, workshops, hosting other alumni, and becoming alumni trainers and fellows to guide future FFI teams.
Ways to Get Involved with FFI
Host an Activity
Lead an activity with your club, sports team, or extracurricular group for an FFI team at your school or our Durham Campus. Contact Tegan or Chelsea to suggest an activity!
Looking for community service opportunities for your class, team, or club? Work with us to plan a full day of volunteering! Or looking for an opportunity just for yourself? We can always use volunteers around the office to help with program preparation, mailings, and other routine tasks.
Contact Amelia at firstname.lastname@example.org to start volunteering today!
Fundraise for FFI
With the creation of Facebook Fundraisers and crowd-funding it’s easier than ever to fundraise for FFI! Please contact Katiemae at email@example.com or Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’d like to fundraise for us.