The Better Together program was established in 1989, originally named Better Things, by the Santa Clara Firefighters Local 1171 and is supported and funded today by the Santa Clara City Firefighters Foundation. This program provides coaching and mentorship to participants to learn life-long skills. The program teams up two facilitators from Local 1171 (current and retired) with a group of sixth grade students. The students are selected by the schools counselors and sixth grade teachers. Through a variety of different activities the participants learn important life skills. The focus of this training is on self-esteem, decision making, communication and teamwork.
For more information visit the Better Together Website.