Friends Forever International currently works with leaders from neighborhoods in Belfast, Northern Ireland for the bulk of our Europe/UK Program. Since 1986, we have worked with over 1,000 students from across Northern Ireland.We actively recruit organizations and individuals where we can have the most significant impact in the short and long term. In recognition of shifting needs, we now work with BME, immigrant, and other populations.
Our youth program allows students to receive credit for their schools for participating in the year-long program. FFI has pioneered adult programs in Northern Ireland. Adult teams are highly diverse in background and topic, including a group of Belfast mothers and a team focusing on shared goals.
Interested in joining as an individual student? Contact Amelia at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
“Friends Forever helped me with tackling sectarianism hands on, with the very group I used to participate in rioting with.”
-David, Northern Ireland Program
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 participants 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 leaders and participants.
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.