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How do you break the cycle of generational poverty?

It takes a courageous and proven model.

Our Method

We select children who face multiple systemic obstacles. We amplify their voices as they write their own stories of hope and resilience.

How it Works 1

Our Model

We commit to each child for the long-term.
12+ years, no matter what.

Each child is paired with a paid professional mentor called a Friend.

How it Works 2

Our Outcomes

3 Es

92% of youth go on to enroll in post-secondary education, serve our country or enter the workforce.

Graduation

83% of youth receive their high school diploma or GED.

Juvenile Justice

93% of youth remain free from involvement in the juvenile justice system.

Long Term Outcome Parenting

98% of youth wait to parent until after their teen years.

Partners

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.