To accelerate generational change, Friends of the Children identifies youth facing the toughest challenges and connects them with professional mentors who guide them to develop their greatest potential and achieve their goals. From kindergarten through graduation, no matter what.
We select children facing the highest risks. We help them change their stories.
83% of our youth graduate high school.
93% have avoided the juvenile justice system.
98% have avoided early parenting.
We commit to each child for the long-term. 12 ½ years. No matter what.
Each child is paired with a salaried, professional mentor called a Friend.