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October 13, 2018

Inspiring Greatness: An Evening to Benefit Friends of the Children

Thank you for a successful evening!

THANK YOU for making a difference for our youth! About 350 supporters came together to raise almost $850,000 to support our amazing youth and our bold and courageous model. 

There was an exclusive teaser of the PBS Visionaries documentary highlighting the impact of professional mentors in the lives of youth, and community leaders discussed why our organization works and how we are closing opportunity and achievement gaps.

Stay tuned for more information on when the full documentary will air later this year!

One of our very own program graduates, Destinye, shared her story and gave us insights into her 12.5-year relationship with her professional mentor, Alicia.

"My family was homeless more times than I can count. Throughout my unstable life, Alicia was my only constant. She was the only adult I could lean on emotionally. When I felt like all hope was lost, she encouraged me and gave me a sense of belonging." -Destinye 19, Program Graduate

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