Friends of the Children continues to garner national recognition for our courageous, unique, and proven model.
Smith brings more than 30 years of youth advocacy and nonprofit management experience to the new chapter
Clemons brings leadership and vision to the city’s youth advocacy community, guided by his personal struggles and professional triumph
New chapter to provide salaried, professional mentors to children of youth who have been in foster care
Most Admired Non-Profit in Oregon
During five-year study, Friends of the Children participants had less trouble in school, and parents and caregivers observed more positive behavior
"It's something almost unheard-of: a program where mentors stick with kids unconditionally..."
Top 100 National Non-Profits
Longitudinal Randomized Control Trial
How It All Started in Tampa Bay
How It All Began