Friends of the Children - New York | Power of One

Join us for Friends - New York’s Step Up Gala on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

The Power of One

One Child. One Friend. 12+ years, no matter what.

Every child, no matter who they are or where they live, has dreams of doing big things. They have unique talents, and they face obstacles—sometimes, a lot more obstacles. “The Power of One” video shares the story of our youth and the extraordinary relationship they build with Friends, paid professional mentors, over the course of 12+ years, from kindergarten through high school graduation.

Any child in any situation can succeed, even those facing the most obstacles. Our youth go on to become leaders in their communities and successful in their careers. This has ripple effects on their siblings, peers, neighbors, and their children, breaking the cycle of generational poverty.

Friends of the Children is growing rapidly as communities across the country are experiencing the power of how “One” changes a child's story: One Friend. One Child. 12+ years, no matter what. #ThePowerOfOne