Each child is paired with a paid professional mentor called a Friend.
100% of youth in our program go on to enroll in post-secondary education, serve our country or enter the workforce
91% of youth in our program earn a high school diploma or a GED
95% of youth in our program remain free from juvenile justice system involvement
94% of youth in our program wait to parent until after their teen years
Friends of the Children-New York Land Acknowledgement
In alignment with the values of Friends of the Children - New York, as an organization we acknowledge that our chapter is located on lands that were home to Indigenous people since time immemorial. Prior to the creation of the United States of America, this part of the continent was Turtle Island, the home of millions of diverse and thriving Indigenous people. We acknowledge and respect the inherent sovereignty and unique cultures of the first peoples of this land.