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

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Michael Jordan is donating proceeds from a special-edition Bulls jersey to Friends of the Children!

Veteran nonprofit leader Nita Smith named executive director of Friends of the Children–Tampa Bay

Smith brings more than 30 years of youth advocacy and nonprofit management experience to the new chapter

Gary Clemons named executive director of Friends of the Children–New York

Clemons brings leadership and vision to the city’s youth advocacy community, guided by his personal struggles and professional triumph

Relationships with caring adults can heal childhood trauma

Thomas G. Lee named executive director of Friends of the Children–Los Angeles

New chapter to provide salaried, professional mentors to children of youth who have been in foster care

Award-Winning Documentary Series The Visionaries to Feature Friends of the Children

New documentary to air nationwide as nonprofit celebrates 25 years and expands nationally

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 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

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