Generational poverty can be broken. We’ve been doing it for more than 25 years.
Children born into poverty are at risk for dropping out of school, substance abuse, incarceration, and teen parenting. We provide a salaried professional mentor, called a Friend, for their entire childhood, from kindergarten through graduation. 12+ years. No matter what.
We select children facing the highest risks. We help them change their stories.
We commit to each child for the long-term. 12+ years. No matter what.
Each child is paired with a salaried, professional mentor called a Friend.
We believe generational change happens one story at a time.
Letter to the Editor in the Fargo Forum
"Professional mentoring program offers hope for F-M area youth"
The New York Times features Friends of the Children
"Investing in the At-Risk for the Long Term"
Local News Coverage for Friends Fargo-Moorhead
Executive Director John Fisher shares all about Friends of the Children coming to the Fargo-Moorhead