About FREE TO BE
Free to Be is a non-profit organization that provides character-based, youth development education for preteens and teens, taught by young adult staff, middle school and high school aged Peer Educators. Our age -and culturally- appropriate programs focus on providing young people with the information and skills necessary to make healthy life choices that will support their future aspirations. Through our educational components, young people realize that there are benefits to avoiding high-risk behaviors and there exists a community to support their decision.
In 1992, our program was originally founded to equip teens with life skills to delay sex until marriage and form healthy relationships. Since those early years, Free to Be has reached more than 90,000 young people. We have since developed and expanded our educational materials and leadership program to address additional social-emotional issues facing preteens and teens today.
Christy has worked with teens for over 15 years in several different capacities. She has many fond memories of adult mentors throughout her adolescence and has always felt compelled to give back to the...Read More
Office and Outreach Manager
Before coming to work for Free to Be in 2007, Lauretta was a stay-at-home mom balancing family and work as a licensed real estate agent. She ventured into the nonprofit world seeking a way to give...Read More
Program Team Member
Matthew’s reason for joining the Free to Be team is simple; working with others in the nonprofit sector helps drive his passion for helping others live a more meaningful life. Since Matthew received his...Read More
Program Team Member
Katherine joined Free to Be because of her profound compassion for youth. Since graduating from Pathways Charter School in 2011, Katherine has been working with Junior High and High School students in...Read More
Pastor at St. Mark Lutheran Church
School Counselor at RVUSD
Chief Credit Officer at Summit State Bank
Retired Maternal Child Health Director
Wealth Manager at JDH Wealth Management
Founder of Free to Be