Friends of the Children is an amazing organization dedicated to improving the lives of New York City's high-risk youth "One Child at a Time". Their differentiated strategy of using professional mentors to stay with kids starting from kindergarten through high school leads to real results. Although the children in their program are at the highest risk, Friends is able to achieve rates of graduation and early pregnancy and incarceration avoidance that far exceed city averages. It is an honor to serve on the Young Professionals Board and I sincerely thank you for supporting our annual Bowl-a-Thon, our main fundraising event.
-Ken "McCracKen" Chen