One Child. One Friend. 12+ years, no matter what.

Every child, no matter who they are or where they live, has dreams of doing big things. They all have unique talents, and they each face obstacles — yet some may face a lot more obstacles than others. “The Power of One” video shares the story of our youth and the extraordinary relationship they build with Friends, our paid professional mentors, over the course of 12+ years, from kindergarten through high school graduation.

We believe that any child in any situation can succeed — even the child facing the most obstacles on their journey to success. Our youth go on to become leaders in their communities and successful in their careers. This has ripple effects on their siblings, peers, neighbors, and their own children, breaking the cycle of generational poverty.

Friends of the Children is growing rapidly as communities across the country are experiencing the power of how “One” changes a child's story: One Friend. One Child. 12+ years, no matter what.