BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN NEW YORK
EVENT DATE: Nov 12, 2016
Everyday, children in New York City are confronted with challenges which threaten to impede their development and success. Growing up in a single parent home in the inner-city, I have personally experienced or witnessed how, amid limited resources and a weak support structure, a child can fall through the cracks and end up as a school drop-out, in jail, or prematurely pregnant. Friends of the Children (FOTC) gives hope to hundreds of the most vulnerable of children each day and changes their challenges into possibilities. Everyday, the mentors and committed team at Friends help ensure that our children graduate high school, stay out of prison and avoid teenage pregnancy. They break the cycle...and that's a vision worth championing - everyday! As a member of the Young Professional Board at FOTC, I am committed to raising this cause and helping to change lives, one child at a time.