Bright News

KNCO helps us Celebrate our Graduating Class of 2021

Grad Night celebration on KNCO detailed our expanding organization and how we have made a difference in the lives of six high school – and Friendship Club – graduates. Hear their accomplishments, challenges and plans for the future. 

(Left to right) Morgan, Kalena, Syreena and Hallie. Amanda and Kaya were not available for the photo.

You can listen to the program here, or scroll down to listen to our individual grads, a TFC alum and donor/volunteer Liz Coots.


Listen to Syreena’s interview below:

Amanda (Not available for a photo)

Listen to Amanda’s interview below:


Listen to Hallie’s interview below:


Listen to Morgan’s interview below:

Kaya (not available for a photo)

Listen to Kaya’s interview below:


Listen to Kalena’s interview below:

An update from a TFC alum

Cassie Rodriguez

Cassie is studying to be a Physician Assistant at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk and will graduate in May 2023. She plans to return to Nevada County and eventually open a Mental Health/Wellness Center. 

Listen to Cassie’s interview below:

Investing in the Next Generation

Liz Coots

Hear how longtime volunteer and monthly financial donor, Liz Coots, supports Bright Futures for Youth.

Listen to Liz’s interview below: