Dear Friends,

I am very excited to be a part of the Community for Youth family — 2015 is off to a great start at CfY! We are proud of our accomplishments in 2014!  Last year was filled with reflection, progress, improvement and innovation, all of which we’ll continue this year along with more planning, implementation, and action.

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Auction Gala.  I am pleased to announce the event raised over $220,000!  A big thank you goes out to all of our volunteers who helped make this event successful.  Let’s keep this positive momentum going!  There are many ways in which YOU can help us; VOLUNTEER to be a mentor, TELL a friend, co-worker or family member about the life-changing impact Community for Youth makes on a student’s life, and finally DONATE.

As we look forward to 2015, we are eager and enthusiastic about all that lies ahead.  The need for quality youth mentoring programs is ever present.  We will continue our mission to serve more students in more communities with the investment and dedication of individuals like you supporting our efforts. With your generous contributions, we are making great strides towards inspiring our youth to have high expectations and dreams, and access to the best programs and opportunities to succeed at home, school, and in life.  Thank you so much for your interest and investment in Community for Youth!
Mark Takehara
Executive Director