To create positive change and promote successful outcomes for young people in the Fresno County juvenile justice and foster care systems.
To mobilize and coordinate community support of programs and services for children and young people in the Fresno County juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
Please take a look at Susan Anderson's interview on Great Day. Susan is a member of the Focus Forward Board
Poem to my mentor
To the best mentor I’ve had! EVER
I first came to Juvenile Hall
With no aim in how Im’a do my time.
My peers had mentors and
I noticed they’d get great advice.
So I asked for a Focus Forward mentor.
They appointed me with one named
Bianca, who would help me prepare
my job skill for the long run.
She was very helpful, nice and neat.
She has a smile that dances across her cheeks.
She helped me study for my driver’s license and
gave me pointers on being the best that I can be.
It’s up to me to take her advice
and apply them to my life,
so I can succeed in my dreams.
This is my first and last time in JJC,
I appreciate the helping hand she gave me.
Things in here are not so easy,
With a mentor to have your back, there’s some sort of leniency.