Impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what.
We select children facing the highest risks. We help them change their stories.
86% of our youth receive their high school diploma or GED
91% of youth remain free from involvement in the juvenile justice system
94% of youth wait to parent until after their teen years
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.
We believe generational change happens one story at a time.
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