The Visionaries, the award-winning public television series hosted by acclaimed actor Sam Waterston of HBO’s The Newsroom and Grace and Frankie, and formerly of Law & Order, will feature Friends of the Children starting
in March of 2018. Our innovative, evidence-based model, which is
rapidly expanding across the country, pairs children facing the highest
risks with a salaried, professional mentor, called a Friend, from
kindergarten through high school graduation–12+ years, no matter what.
The Visionaries, now in its 22nd season, has produced more
than 175 documentaries and is the winner of several Telly Awards and an
Emmy nomination for Best Documentary. Season 22 is presented by PBS
affiliate WGBY in Springfield, Mass.