EMPOWERING YOUTH TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
Friends of the Children is a national nonprofit with the mission of impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what.
With over 26 years of data and outcomes to support the efficacy of our model, the data shows that:
Our Friends are full-time, salaried professionals who spend 3-4 hours every week with each of their youth. The Friends develop a roadmap for each child and design activities to build life skills. We create meaningful experiences to explore each child’s unique talents and interests. Friends of the Children has developed nine research-based Core Assets, which are specific qualities we focus on to ensure the social and emotional development of our youth.
Youth and Friends are the superstars of Friends of the Children – this is an opportunity to celebrate our Friends and their dedication to using best practices! Go to friendsofthechildren.org to learn more.
The Superstar Foundation was founded in 2007 with a two-fold mission:
As health, education and social services continue to progress towards better measurement of outcomes, the Superstar Foundation believes that transformative relationships and a commitment to data-based decision making at the level of engagement is the key to all long-term, sustainable improvement in the lives of those we serve.