We believe generational change happens one story at a time.

Friends of the Children continues to garner national recognition for our courageous, unique, and proven model.

Veteran nonprofit leader Nita Smith named executive director of Friends of the Children–Tampa Bay

Smith brings more than 30 years of youth advocacy and nonprofit management experience to the new chapter

Gary Clemons named executive director of Friends of the Children–New York

Clemons brings leadership and vision to the city’s youth advocacy community, guided by his personal struggles and professional triumph

Thomas G. Lee named executive director of Friends of the Children–Los Angeles

New chapter to provide salaried, professional mentors to children of youth who have been in foster care

Oregon's Most Admired

Most Admired Non-Profit in Oregon

New Study Shows Substantial Behavioral Improvements in Friends of the Children Participants

During five-year study, Friends of the Children participants had less trouble in school, and parents and caregivers observed more positive behavior

Friends Announces New Open Competition to Grant $3 Million to Organizations Serving Youth Across the Nation

Friends is Launching a New Chapter in San Francisco and Doubling Youth Served in Seattle Area

Friends is featured in the Detroit Free Press

"It's something almost unheard-of: a program where mentors stick with kids unconditionally..."

PBS Special Features Friends of the Children

Friends Awarded $4 Million For Expansion

New Book From Founder

OJJDP Grant to Expand Foster Care Reach

Social Change Award

Top 100 National Non-Profits

Longitudinal Study

Longitudinal Randomized Control Trial

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