Thank you for supporting Friends of the Children-Chicago!

We identify children in kindergarten facing the greatest obstacles and pair them with paid professional mentors - Friends - for 12.5 years. No matter what.

A Friend’s full-time job is to support the academic, emotional, and social development of their youth. Friends teach valuable life skills, advocate for their youth's needs, and help children set and reach their own personal goals.

Our Friends are busy preparing to move into our new Clubhouse early next year. This will be a safe space for our kids to learn, explore, and grow alongside their Friend. They can study in the reading corner, play games, do art projects, or just relax together in a stress-free environment.

We invite you to purchase items for our Clubhouse from our wish list and/or make a donation to support our programming.