How do you break the  cycle of generational poverty?


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.



91% of our youth receive their high school diploma or GED


 95% of our youth remain free from involvement in the juvenile justice system


94% of our youth wait to parent until after their teen years

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.


Our model is unique.

Explore Our Model


The evidence is remarkable.

See The Evidence


We believe generational change happens one story at a time.

Friends NY Partners