How do you break the  cycle of generational poverty?

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It takes a courageous, proven model.

Our Method

We select children facing the highest risks from Harlem and the South Bronx.

We help them change their stories.

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In FY16 94% of our youth were promoted to the next grade.

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 In FY16 100% of our youth avoided the juvenile justice system.

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In FY16 99% of our youth avoided teenage parenting.

Our Model

We commit to each child for the long-term. 12 ½ years. No matter what.

Each child is paired with a salaried, professional mentor called a Friend.

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Our model is unique.

Explore Our Model

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The evidence is remarkable.

See The Evidence

Stories

We believe generational change happens one story at a time.

Recognition

Winner of the Social Impact Exchange's Business Plan Competition

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The Social Impact Exchange's Top 100 Non-Profits Creating Social Change

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