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How do you break the cycle of generational poverty? It takes a courageous and proven model.
12+ YEARS
NO MATTER WHAT

Impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors.

Power One SPOTLIGHT

POWER OF ONE

One Child. One Friend. 12+ Years, No Matter What.

Impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors.

 
Celebrating Juneteenth at Friends - Twin Cities
 
Untying the Knots of Mental Health Support
 
Friends of the Children - Twin Cities is Hiring a Professional Mentor "Friend"
 
Friends - Twin Cities visit to Timberwolves game

OUR METHOD

We select children who face multiple systemic obstacles. We amplify their voices as they write their own stories of hope and resilience.

OUR MODEL

We commit to each child for the long-term. 12+ years, no matter what. Each child is paired with a paid professional mentor called a Friend.

Our Outcomes

92%
of youth go on to enroll in post-secondary education, serve our country or enter the workforce.
83%
of youth earn a high school diploma or a GED.
93%
of youth remain free from juvenile justice system involvement.
98%
of youth wait to parent until after their teen years.