Anne Kroh, left, Youth Guidance Board member; and Brian Kroh, right, General Manager of Johns Island Club

Enjoying the Youth Guidance Tropical Night Luau are Anne Kroh, left, Youth Guidance Board member; and Brian Kroh, right, General Manager of Johns Island Club.

VERO BEACH - The Youth Guidance 42nd Annual Tropical Night Luau on June 8th was a tremendous success. Held at Oak Harbor, the Luau was well attended, with approximately 250 partygoers. Guests had a wonderful time dancing to The Gypsy Lane band, feasting on the tropical fare and mingling with friends, old and new.

The Silent and live auctions featured spectacular items donated by local businesses and individuals including vacations, trips, services, restaurants, recreation packages, art and jewelry, and many more wonderful articles. Adding to the festivities was vibrant luau attire and leis that were worn by attendees.

“Through the generous event sponsorships and community donations, hundreds of Youth Guidance children will enjoy year-round activities,” said Felix Cruz, Executive Director of Youth Guidance. “We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to everyone who made the event so successful!”

All proceeds supported the Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy. 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 works with kindergarten through 12th-grade children. Programs are all free and children are provided with a nutritious meal before programs.

About Youth Guidance
Youth Guidance children are all from low-income homes, who without guidance, may remain trapped in a cycle of generational poverty, dimming their hopes for the future. With the direction of staff, mentors, and volunteers, these children can experience a path toward a brighter future.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, mentor, volunteering, or learning more about Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy call 772.492.3933 or visit

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