Our History

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:

Angie Maldonado
Office of the Friend of the Court
David Startsman
Vice Chair
Community Volunteer
Dale Morgan
Past Chair
Community Volunteer
Steve Schnettler
The Livesay Group, PLLC
Kimberly Burris
Community Volunteer
Elizabeth Rehm Wachtel
Community Volunteer
Kevin Sutphin
JP Morgan Chase Bank
Angie Green Hampton
Community Volunteer
Alex Garcia
Fayette County Public Schools
Ricardo Franklin
Office of the Fayette County Sheriff
Matthew Crutcher
LFCUG - Division of Youth Services
Jessica Coffie
Community Action Council
Stephanie Bennett
UK Kinesiology & Health Promotion Dept.
Mark Onishi
4 Benefits
Lt. Paul Boyles 
Lexington Police Department
Andrew Stith
Community Volunteer
Heather Matics
Assistant Fayette County Attorney
Chief Martin Schafer
Fayette County Public Schools Police Department
Mark Mozingo
Community Volunteer

Pledge to help the youth in your community!