Friends of the Children provides our most vulnerable children with intensive and long-term mentors. We take a preventive, early intervention approach that breaks the cycle of poverty and abuse by helping children in need overcome the many obstacles in their lives.
85% of our youth earn a high school diploma or GED.
97% avoid the juvenile justice system.
98% avoid early parenting.
There are three key elements that make Friends of the Children so unique:
- We mentor the children in our community who need us the most.
- Our mentors (called Friends) are full-time, paid and professionally trained.
-We make a 12 ½ year commitment to each child, selecting them in kindergarten and guiding them through high school graduation.