You've Got A Friend
You've Got A Friend

You’ve Got A Friend Foundation

You've Got A Friend

Defining the true image of Law Enforcement while building bridges to today’s Youth!

You've Got A Friend

Our Vision

Currently, the (YGAF) Foundation is being resurrected by the original Founder and his Board of Directors. Where the Police reach out to the community to say “hey”, we’re here to serve you and we do care,” and as an effective catalyst to cause positive community growth and change, by bonding youth, parents, individuals, schools, churches, civic organizations, businesses, communities, and Law Enforcement together, thus, the “Community Partnership”

Our History

The “You’ve Got a Friend” Foundation was established in 1998, as a non-profit organization to develop a partnership between the community and local law enforcement. The Foundation’s signature event, the “You’ve Got a Friend” Day, was originally created in 1994 for the Charlottesville Police Officers Association, as a community youth outreach program serving the Charlottesville and Albemarle County communities.

Our Mission


Promote Positivity

Promote positive images, roles and values of Law Enforcement involving youth and our community.

Reenforce & Reaffirm

Reenforce and reaffirm that Law Enforcement was created to protect and serve everyone equally and fairly.

Promote Collaboration

Promote a collaborative partnership between Law Enforcement agencies, cities, counties, state, and federal governments in partnership with the communities they serve, to create a safe environment to live.

Promote Unity

Encourage and increase a sense of unity among Law Enforcement Agencies and Departments throughout the Commonwealth and Nation.

You've Got A Friend

Let’s work together

The development of our youth, who ARE the future of our country, rests upon certain essential building blocks such as family values, trust, teamwork, education, leadership and communication. These building blocks exist when a safe and productive environment is provided. However, juvenile crime and substance abuse caused by declining family and moral values and fueled by the lack of community involvement has led to its decay.