Rehab Los Angeles
Hidden Heros

This mystery match pen pal program links caring adults to youth in the community to provide encouragement and support.

“…she felt so thought-about during the past year. I know it meant a lot to her, and always brightened her day (really..her week!) when [her hidden hero] wrote to her.” – Parent of a Hidden Heroes Youth Participant

Youth participants in Hidden Heroes have said:

“The best gift was meeting a new friend”
“I liked getting mail from someone”
“It’s good to meet adults with the same hobbies”
“It’s nice that others in the community care about me” 

Here’s how it works:

  • *Adults (Hidden Heroes) are matched with youth for the school year.
  • *Hidden Heroes receive a letter confirming their youth match.
  • *Adults and youth receive a profile of their match to get to know them.
  • *Each month, Hidden Heroes are asked to send their youth something uplifting in the mail – ex: a poem, quote, letter, motivating tale.
  • *Youth will not know who is sending them mail, only the excitement!
  • *Background checks will need to be run for all Hidden Heroes, if not already on file with LC4YF.
  • *Towards the end of the school year, LC4YF will host a pizza party, so youth can meet their Hidden Hero match who has been writing to them all year!
  • *Our goal is for youth to feel valued, encouraged and supported throughout the school year. Hidden Heroes have the ability to make a huge difference in the life of a young person!
  • Click Here to download a registration form!



This Hidden Hero and her match met at the Reveal Party after a year of correspondence!

Please contact Jenna Jones at LC4YF, 651-464-3685 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.