It takes a courageous and proven model.
Each child is paired with a paid professional mentor called a Friend.
92% of youth go on to enroll in post-secondary education, serve our country or enter the workforce.
83% of youth receive their high school diploma or GED.
93% of youth remain free from involvement in the juvenile justice system.
98% of youth wait to parent until after their teen years.
Friends of the Children-Detroit Land Acknowledgement
In alignment with the values of Friends of the Children, as an organization we acknowledge that our chapter is located on lands that were home to Indigenous people since time immemorial. Prior to the creation of the United States of America, this part of the continent was Turtle Island, the home of millions of diverse and thriving Indigenous people. We acknowledge and respect the inherent sovereignty and unique cultures of the first peoples of this land.