Generational poverty can be broken. We've been doing it for over 25 years.
Children born into poverty are at risk for dropping out of school, substance abuse, incarceration and teen parenting. We provide a salaried, professional mentor, called a Friend, for their entire childhood, from kindergarten through graduation. 12.5 years. No matter what.
We select children facing the highest risks. We help them change their stories.
83% of our youth graduate high school.
95% have avoided the juvenile justice system.
98% wait until adulthood to start a family.
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.
Friend: a Space for Safety and Love
Focusing on the Complete Transformation of Each Child
Virtual Mentoring Can Be Challenging, But We Are Making It Work During COVID-19
COVID-19 crisis has changed the way we are able to serve youth, but it hasn’t halted it. Virtual mentoring has been working with us.
Foster Care Awareness Month
Friend Jeff K. Shares His Experience Serving Our Youth in Foster Care During COVID-19