The Friendship Club and NEO (New Events and Opportunities) have announced their merger, a step that will enhance their capacity to meet the ever-increasing needs of youth in Nevada County. “The merged organizations have similar efforts and goals, and we can help ensure stronger and more expansive support for youth during this important time in their lives,” said Jennifer Litton Singer, Executive Director of The Friendship Club.Read More
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What started as a dream in the days before smartphones and social media has become a life-changing program for nearly 1,000 girls in western Nevada County. Times have changed, but the far-reaching goal of The Friendship Club remains the same – a preventative program aimed at helping youth maintain good health and make good choices […]Read More
Grad Night celebration on KNCO, discussing our organization and how we are affecting the lives of our nine grads. Meet our graduates and listen to their life-changing stories.Read More
Terence K. McAteer: A retiree who locally changes lives for at-risk youth Terence K. McAteer Columnist Many people retire to Nevada County for the life of leisure; not Tom Cross. Tom, a former Vice President of AT&T and PacBell who oversaw Northern California telephone operations, found a beautiful retirement home in Lake Wildwood and his […]Read More
The kids stand a chance: The Friendship Club acquires $100,000 grant to aid homeless youth in the county News | July 1, 2019 Sam Corey Staff Writer In 1995, Nevada County’s youth were facing steep challenges. Women, particularly, were dealing with teen pregnancy and incarceration, said Jennifer Singer. The now-executive director of the Friendship Club was, […]Read More
The Friendship Club has received a $100,000 state grant connected to the increased focus on addressing homelessness in California, allowing the nonprofit organization to greatly expand its efforts and provide much-needed services to youth experiencing homelessness in the region, a fast-growing but often-overlooked segment of the population.Read More