Hope Lives Foundation presents $10,000 check to Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy


Pictured from left to right: Chris Robertson, Hope Lives Foundation Executive Director, Marilyn Wallach, Hope Lives Foundation Board Member, Phil Barnes, Youth Guidance Executive Director, Jim Freitas, Hope Lives Foundation Board Member, and Christann Hartley, Hope Lives Foundation Director of Finance.


Recently, the Hope Lives Foundation Executive Director, Chris Robertson, and Board Members, Jim Freitas and Marilyn Wallach, awarded a $10,000 grant to Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy. This grant is a memorial fund in memory of Kurt Wallach, who dedicated his time and efforts to helping those in need in Indian River County. By offering grants to smaller non-profit organizations, the Hope Lives Foundation strengthens and supports community organizations that serve on the Treasure Coast, North Palm Beach, and Okeechobee County.

 “We are delighted to be a recipient of this grant,” said Phil Barnes, Youth Guidance Executive Director. “It will enable us to provide healthy meals and life-changing mentoring programs year-round for children in need living in Indian River County.” 

Youth Guidance is dedicated to enriching the lives of Indian River County youth through mentoring relationships that inspire trust, self-esteem, and positive futures. Youth Guidance provides a safe place where students receive a healthy meal, homework assistance, and participate in one-on-one and group mentoring programs for free.

After school, students complete their homework under the supervision of experienced Youth Guidance staff and participate in group mentoring programs that teach life skills including culinary arts, sewing, vocational training, S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), recreational activities and more! The organization serves approximately 250 children every year.

If you are interested in learning more about Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy or making a donation, please call 772.492.3933, or visit our website at www.youthguidanceprogram.org.


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