August 03, 2023
CBS Article Features New Twin Cities Chapter of Friends of the Children
Friends of the Children, a national nonprofit that works to empower youth through relationships with professional mentors, has opened a new chapter in Twin Cities. The chapter, which is based in Minneapolis, pairs 4- to 6-year-olds facing the greatest obstacles with a paid mentor for 12 years.
The new chapter was featured in a recent article in CBS Minnesota. The article highlighted the work that Friends of the Children does to provide children with one-on-one mentoring, life skills training, and access to resources. The article also quoted the executive director of the Twin Cities chapter, Brett Buckner, who said they "see some amazing life changes".
Friends of the Children has been operating in the United States for over 30 years. The organization has a proven track record of success in helping children overcome challenges and achieve their goals. In a recent study, Friends of the Children found that children who were served by the program were more likely to graduate from high school, attend college, and avoid the criminal justice system.
The opening of the new chapter in Twin Cities is a significant milestone for Friends of the Children. The organization now has chapters in 20 cities across the country, and it is committed to expanding its reach to even more children in need.