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April 12, 2020

In Crain's Detroit Business: National Nonprofit Friends of the Children Brings 12+ Year Mentoring Model to Detroit

Crain's Detroit Business announced the launch of our chapter in Detroit. A preview of what's in the article:

"Friends will select children age 4 to 6 to take part in the program based on recommendations from Detroit school leaders, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and other service providers in the city," said CEO Terri Sorensen.

Those children will be paired with a mentor for the full 12+ years, so long as the children remain living within 30 miles of the city.

"The plan for Friends of the Children–Detroit is to add 32 more children each year and another four mentors to the staff to serve them, bringing the Detroit chapter to full scale of 300 to 500 children within 10 years," Sorensen said. "It is, of course, contingent on raising the dollars to scale it."

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