In 2017, FFI launched our Americas Program, recognizing that our programs can help communities across the United States face a variety of challenges. These programs dovetail with our international programs, allowing all participants with the opportunity to interact with their fellows from other cultures.
We currently work with high schools in New England for educational trips and are actively seeking other schools and youth organizations throughout the country. We provide programming for university, faith-based, civic, and corporate entities as well.
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.
Start Your Americas FFI Program
Interested in partnering with Friends Forever International in your community? We currently partner with youth clubs, schools, and other youth organizations in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, and the United States. Recent partnerships include a pilot program with Spaulding High School in Rochester, NH.
Our Program Values
FFI runs a variety of programs that follow our core values of Resilience, Empathy, Communication, Impact, Playfulness, and Effort (our RECIPE). We incorporate healthy living guidelines for all activities, including our students being technology free during the program. Our programs operate on a rolling basis and can be started at any time. All programs are highly tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of the teachers and students.
All our programs are open to teams of adults not just students! We have experience with groups of adults looking for professional development as well as groups working towards personal goals.