Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha is a 501(c)(3) youth serving organization. Through one-to-one mentoring, Best Friends has been serving children and teens throughout Neenah and Menasha since 1973. Unlike other mentoring organizations, Best Friends addresses issues of the entire family at a local level. We support our one-to-one mentoring programs with outreach services that are designed to assist families within the community by creating connections, providing financial assistance for enrichment opportunities, and promoting higher education initiatives.


Established 1973

This year Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha is celebrating forty years of helping children and families in our community. In 1973, our organization was founded by a group of women who truly understood the meaning of mentoring. They believed that friendship was one of life's most precious gifts…an experience each of us needed as much as food and drink.

Today, we feel the same way. Our programs may be expanding and names are ever changing, but our mission remains constant. Helping young people thrive through the power of mentoring friendships and supportive family networks.

Join me as we not only celebrate our history this year, but as we celebrate our next 40 years!

Dawn M. Gohlke, Executive Director

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