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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91% of our youth graduated high school.

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 95% of our youth avoided the juvenile justice system.

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94% 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.

Friends NY Partners