OUR MISSION

Generational Change, One Child at a Time.

OUR METHOD

We select the highest-risk children from Harlem and the South Bronx and commit to working with those children from kindergarten to graduation.

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83% of our youth graduate high school.


Although 60% have parents who did not.

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93% have avoided the juvenile justice system.


Although 50% have parents who have been incarcerated.

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98% have avoided early parenting.


Although 85% were born to a teen parent.

OUR MODEL

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

We break the cycle of generational poverty for the highest-risk children by providing salaried, professional mentors called Friends. Moving mentorship out of the volunteer realm ensures the quality, consistency, and commitment needed to help children create new life stories and break the cycle of poverty. 

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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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Friends NY Partners