At Friends of the Children New York, we are changing the landscape of poverty tomorrow through our actions today. We do this by seeking out children in New York City who as kindergartners are the most at-risk of school failure, juvenile delinquency, and early parenting. We then pair them with "Friends," full-time professional youth advocates who provide guidance, inspiration, and support at each step of our 12-year journey together. While building these close relationships, we help the Achievers uncover their unique strengths and chart their path ahead to a positive and productive future. Through this process, we initiate a remarkable transformation by building character and developing an outlook that impacts not only the Achievers, but the world around them.