Our Mission

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Helping young people thrive through the power of mentoring friendships and supportive family networks.

Our History

Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha was founded in 1973 as Big Sisters of Neenah-Menasha.  The organization addressed a pressing community need for young females to have caring adult mentors. In 1984, Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha expanded services to include males and has been successfully serving local youth for 45 years.

Best Friends helps approximately 400 kids each year, providing supportive role models to help them grow into happy and successful adults.  Our goal continues to be improvement of the lives of young people, their families and, by extension, our community through focused and effective mentoring.


Our Values


Kids First
We put our kid's best interest first in every decision. We are passionate about helping youth thrive through quality programs and family services.

We exhibit patience, empathy, and kindness with ourselves and in our interactions with others.

We take personal accountability and act with honesty, integrity, and fairness.

We willingly partake in open communication and constructive collaboration where every person is valued and treated with respect.



Appreciation Report


Past Newsletters

Fall 2019

Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Spring 2019