We believe generational change happens one story at a time.


Friends of the Children continues to garner national recognition for our courageous, unique, and proven model.

The 'Chronicle of Social Change' sits down with president Terri Sorensen

Paid Mentors, Big Plans: Terri Sorensen on Friends of the Children’s Growth Strategy

Oregon's Most Admired

Most Admired Non-Profit in Oregon

Russell Wilson and Ciara Pay a Visit to Friends of the Children

Why Not You Foundation gives $115,000 for children facing the greatest challenges

Austin Patch: Austin secures innovative ‘Friends of the Children’ mentoring program

City is one of just a handful nationwide to get the unique model — and the first ever in Texas — that will benefit East Austin children.

Austin Business Journal:

Kids' mentoring program expands to Austin, thanks in part to Vista Equity exec

Friends of the Children Announces Expansion in Five Cities

Evidence-based mentoring model to be featured in public television documentary “Visionaries”

New Study Shows Substantial Behavioral Improvements in Friends of the Children Participants

During five-year study, Friends of the Children participants had less trouble in school, and parents and caregivers observed more positive behavior

Friends Announces New Open Competition to Grant $3 Million to Organizations Serving Youth Across the Nation

Friends is Launching a New Chapter in San Francisco and Doubling Youth Served in Seattle Area

Friends is featured in the Detroit Free Press

"It's something almost unheard-of: a program where mentors stick with kids unconditionally..."

PBS Special Features Friends of the Children

Friends Awarded $4 Million For Expansion

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