Partners for Youth (PFY), a Lexington based 501(c)(3) non-profit, acts as a clearinghouse for community contributions including money and in-kind assistance to those programs serving young people. PFY assists in the coordination of these services in order for programs to work as cooperatively and effectively as possible to have the greatest impact in supporting youth. PFY was founded by Mayor Pam Miller in early 1995 after the shooting and killing of an African American youth by a white police officer in October 1994. In the wake of this tragedy, public discussion quickly took aim at the apparent despair felt by segments of our city’s youth. In response, PFY was formed to make resources available to youth in these forgotten segments of the Lexington population.
Board of Directors
Partners for Youth is Supported by the Following Dedicated Board Members:
LAWRENCE WEATHERS – CHAIR
Fayette County Public Schools
Stephanie Bennett, Ph.D.- Vice Chair
UK Kinesiology and Health Promotion Dept.
Kevin Sutphin – Past Chair
JP Chase Morgan Bank
STEVE SCHNETTLER – TREASURER
Stephen D. Schnettler, PLLC
Wes Holbrook – Secretary
LFUCG Division of Youth Services
Rev. Keith Tyler
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
UK College of Agri., Food, & Environ.
Deputy Barry Lindsay
Office of the Fayette County Sheriff
Elizabeth Rehm Wachtel, Ph.D.
Beaumont Middle School
Community Action Council
Office of the Friend of the Court
Lt. Matt Brotherton
Lexington Police Department
US Equestrian Federation
University of Kentucky-Student