Generational poverty can be broken. We've been doing it for over 12 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. 12.5 years. No matter what.
We select children facing the highest risks. We help them change their stories.
83% of our youth graduate high school.
Although 60% have parents who did not.
93% have avoided the juvenile justice system.
Although 50% have parents who have been incarcerated.
98% have avoided early parenting.
Although 85% were born to a teen parent.
We commit to each child for the long-term. 12 ½ 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.
Abbi's Story of Success
Finding her voice through Friends
Achiever Education & Career Aspirations Program
Corporate Funders Help Friends-Boston Launch the Achiever Education & Career Aspirations Program
Fidelity Investments and American Tower Help our Achievers and their Families Celebrate the Holidays