FFI | Families
Bringing the World to Your Backyard
Over the last three decades, FFI has learned that we are most effective in our youth programs when the entire family is engaged in the process. Therefore we have decided to begin designing specific family-oriented programs for families that want to increase their communication and connection. Based on our course library, these workshops involve focusing on Identity, Communication, Oral History, and more.
Friends Forever International launched its Generations Family Giving Program in June of 2013. The Generations Family Giving Program is a platform for American families to engage all generations in philanthropy. We believe youth are underutilized assets in the charitable contribution decision-making process and should become involved at an earlier age.
Each Generations group is comprised of a handful of young donors, ages 10-18, their parents and/or grandparents*. Generations provide American students the opportunity to:
Participate in a series of meetings with Friends Forever International staff to learn about the giving process and how to work as a team to prioritize, decide where their family’s support will go, and establish metrics for success.
See the effects or their sponsored programs through a site visit and Q&A session with participants to witness their donation dollars in action.
Present their decision making process and evaluation of outcomes to the Friends Forever International Board of Directors.