Fred Massey, Changing Lives Of Troubled Youths

Apr 11, 2014

Fred Massey
Credit Debbi Casini Klein / 90.5 WESA

Read and listen to a story about Fred Massey as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference.

Fred Massey created a mentoring program that not only changed the lives of so many troubled youths, but also changed his life.

“These kids are still kids, whether they are 18 or 19, they’re still vulnerable coming into a society where they have to find jobs, find apartments, and not be taken advantage of,” Fred said. “But we’re throwing them without the support we would have for kids that would be ours.”

He is referring to many kids who leave foster care at age 18 with nowhere to turn and no guidance. As the CEO of Familylinks, a nonprofit human services agency, Fred has overseen programs that assist families in crisis.