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Youth Organizations
& High Schools


Our Programs

Identifying one's RESILIENCE.

Learning how to be an EMPATHETIC leader.

Practicing COMMUNICATION skills.

Understanding how to make true IMPACT.

Valuing the importance of PLAY.

All built on a foundation of EFFORT.

This is the FFI RECIPE, which we have spent the last 35 years developing while leading some of the most challenging and rewarding educational experiences for youth to be found.

We understand that these are "out of the box" times and we are happy to provide "out of the box" programs that are uniquely tailored to your specific school/organization and student population. Our global reach has provided us with decades of experience working with all cultures. 

Friends Forever International partners with youth organizations and schools around the globe to develop meaningful, immersive, and curated programming experiences for youth of all backgrounds. Let FFI design a program for your group or organization to help youth step out of their comfort zones, build as a team, communicate compassionately, and recognize the actionable impact they can make. Each program we develop includes our custom-made curriculum that relies on each component of our RECIPE to ensure that the young people we serve gain a wide range of skills. Programs can range in length from a remote individual session to a multi-week overnight experience at one of our global hubs.

Whatever your goals are, FFI can help meet you and your group where they are to develop them as future leaders. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, you can be assured that the work we accomplish together will always have the success and the mental health and well-being of your students at the core of what we do.

Due to the amount of time that we devote to each team of students we work with, we limit the number of collaborations we embark upon each year. If you feel that your cohort of students would like to have an intense, innovative, and unique leadership development experience that is unlike any other program, review our program options below, and then please contact us at or call 603.397.5301.

Learn more about our program options by scrolling below. And learn more about our unique programmatic approach by clicking the button below.


Immersion Programs

All FFI Immersion Programs include a cross-cultural trip highly tailored to the team's and individuals' interests and goals. These in-depth programs are our most comprehensive and based on our innovative curriculum and philosophy. Programs are spread out in three distinct phases (Team Building, Skill Building, and Community Building, described below), with home-based & virtual sessions before and after the cross-cultural trip. Each Immersion Program culminates with a participant-designed community action project.

Discovery Programs

Our Discovery Programs allow participants to dig deeper into content areas of their choice. Participants take sessions that match their passion and/or goals. Available sessions include options from our Leadership, Social Studies, Creativity & Arts, Science, Healthy Living, and Adventure Education courses. These programs are perfect for those that cannot commit to the extensiveness of our Immersion Programs but still want the FFI program experience. They can be delivered in several different lengths.

Hear from Our Participants

Why should your group join FFI?




“The skill-building phase helped me recognize abilities  I'm capable of doing, which resulted in a confidence boost. For instance, when we climbed a mountain. I never anticipated that I would be able to do such a thing.”

Other Ways to Get Involved

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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 our program staff to suggest an activity!

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Volunteer With FFI

Looking for community service opportunities for your class, team, or club? Work with us to plan a full day of volunteering! Ways local students have been involved with FFI programs in the past:

  • Hosted an international team for a tour of their school

  • Hosted an FFI alumnus for a tour and an activity

  • Volunteered at the FFI Campus

  • Attended FFI volunteer nights

  • Attended FFI community events

  • Fundraised for FFI

  • Sponsored an FFI participant

Contact us to start volunteering today!

Are you an individual student looking to join FFI? Check out our Individual opportunities!

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