Friends of the Children continues to garner national recognition for our courageous, unique, and proven model.
During five-year study, Friends of the Children participants had less trouble in school, and parents and caregivers observed more positive behavior
"It's something almost unheard-of: a program where mentors stick with kids unconditionally..."
Top 100 National Non-Profits
Friends of the Children - Chicago is just starting to work with our first class of at-risk kindergartners, who soon will have stories to tell like those served by other Friends chapters
A Journey From Youth to Adulthood
The Beginning of a 12 year Journey
The Finish Line 12 Years in the Making
How It All Began in Chicago
How It All Began