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January 12, 2020

Friends of the Children–Chicago Featured in Chicago Tribune Chicago Forward series

"Chicago Forward – Young lives in the balance" is a six-month initiative that will feature Friends–Chicago.

Today, the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board launched a series entitled “Chicago Forward — Young lives in the balance,” a six-month, community-wide initiative to address the challenge of reaching Chicagoland’s disconnected youth.

The series digs deep into some of the biggest issues confronting Chicago. In this kick-off article, they highlight Friends of the Children–Chicago as an organization that is at the forefront of making progress and showing impact. They also published this letter to the editor by Keenan Palmer, one of our Friends, who wrote about the three key mentors in his life and why he chose to become a professional mentor. These articles appear in today’s print paper.

Friends of the Children–Chicago is unique because we start early and commit to the children in our program for the long term – 12+ years, no matter what. It’s this commitment that makes our program so effective.

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