Foster Our Future

Every child in foster care deserves a Friend.

Right now, there are 26,000 five-year-olds in foster care who could be empowered with the support of a Friend—a salaried, professional mentor—who stays with them from kindergarten through high school graduation. We have a goal of expanding to 25 cities by 2025, getting us closer to every child in foster care having a Friend.

Friends of the Children is becoming a sought-after model in communities across the country that are serving youth in foster care. By building long-term, trusting, one-on-one relationships with each child, Friends advocate for youth in foster care—and their families—by providing consistency and stability amidst the often chaotic and unstable experience of foster care. 

Join us during National Foster Care Month to #FosterOurFuture. There are multiple ways to participate. Read the stories, get the facts, learn about how we support youth in foster care, and support our expansion work so that we can give every child in foster care a friend. 

Friends of the Children will co-host a #FosterOurFuture Twitter Chat on Thursday, May 30 at 9am PT/12pm ET with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and America's Promise Alliance. Follow the link below to join in as we raise awareness about the importance of mentoring and relationship-based support for youth and families impacted by foster care.