James Clark (He/Him)

James Clark (He/Him)

Professional Mentor, Antelope Valley

James Clark understands why mentoring and early intervention for high-risk individuals are essential through his lived experience growing up in Los Angeles, and having a mentor spend time with him as a young boy. He has a passion for helping children strive to be their best by instilling self-esteem, self-awareness, and academic success by providing a consistent support system for children and their families.

James brings many years of professional experience to the team, having previously worked with individuals and families who struggle with addiction, homelessness, domestic violence, and mental health issues.  James understands community resources in the Antelope Valley, which he believes will is beneficial for the families he will be working with at Friends of the Children. 

James has a bachelor's degree in Human Services, with a concentration focused on Child and Family Services from the University of Phoenix.  He also has certifications in Domestic Violence, Substance abuse counseling, and Seeking Safety for trauma and substance-related barriers.