Frequently Asked Questions



Here you will find questions often asked about our programs, how to get involved, and who we are, along with answers and links to more information. Updated upon request; please submit new inquiries to Katiemae at

What does the program entail?

Please see the FFI RECIPE page for a general overview of the guiding principles of our program or the Sample Schedule page for examples of what activities happen during the time the participants are in the U.S.

Where do the teams stay?

Participants from our Northern Ireland and Middle East programs travel to the United States during their Skill Building Phases and stay with one of the 2 main chapters of FFI: New England and Midwest

Participants from our United States Programs travel to Northern Ireland during their Skill Building Phase and stay in Belfast.

How is the program funded?

The majority of our support comes from individual donors, Rotary clubs, and small family foundations. We also have fundraising events throughout the year in the United States, like our Annual Dinner & Roast and Golf for Peace Tournament. We charge our partner organizations (youth clubs and schools) a fee per participant. 

What do the young people gain by participating in the program?

We aim to provide the youth the opportunity to develop confidence, responsibility, teamwork, and leadership skills. We also want to give young people a greater voice and a platform for that voice.  We encourage participants to examine their values and take action in their communities which reflect those values. We aim to empower the young people to make positive change, both in their relationships with each other and in their communities. For examples of how the young people are making a difference, click the icon.

What are the expectations after they return home?

After the youth return home, they enter the "Community Building Phase". For more information on this phase please refer to the FFI RECIPE page or click the icon.

Friends Forever International

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Durham, NH 03824

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Youth Leadership | Empowerment | Change