Friends of the Children

Impacting generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what.

Youth born into generational poverty face systemic and societal barriers that are difficult to overcome on their own. Friends of the Children helps youth dramatically change their story by providing a full time, salaried, professional mentor, or a Friend, from kindergarten through graduation. 12 ½ years. No matter what.

For over 26 years, Friends of the Children has been relentlessly dedicated to helping youth navigate life’s greatest challenges. They are social innovators, using the latest research combined with committed relationships to break down the barriers of poverty and allow youth to build brighter futures for themselves and their communities.