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How do you break the cycle of generational poverty? It takes a courageous and proven model.
12+ YEARS
NO MATTER WHAT

Impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors.

Power One SPOTLIGHT

POWER OF ONE

One Child. One Friend. 12+ Years, No Matter What.

Impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors.

 
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OUR METHOD

We select children who face multiple systemic obstacles. We amplify their voices as they write their own stories of hope and resilience.

OUR MODEL

We commit to each child for the long-term. 12+ years, no matter what. Each child is paired with a paid professional mentor called a Friend.

Our Outcomes

92%
of youth go on to enroll in post-secondary education, serve our country or enter the workforce.
83%
of youth earn a high school diploma or a GED.
93%
of youth remain free from juvenile justice system involvement.
98%
of youth wait to parent until after their teen years.

Partners

Friends Phoenix Land Acknowledgement

Friends of the Children - Phoenix humbly recognizes that our chapter operates on lands that have been the ancestral home of Indigenous peoples for countless generations. The Indigenous history of Phoenix, Arizona spans thousands of years, with the Hohokam culture leaving their mark through innovative irrigation systems. Presently, the region is home to various Native American tribes, notably the Akimel O'odham and the Tohono O'odham, who greatly contribute to the vibrant cultural tapestry of Phoenix. We hold deep reverence for the enduring connection between many Indigenous communities and their traditional lands, diligently cared for throughout history. Our commitment is to listen and collaborate with Indigenous voices, actively working towards a more inclusive and equitable society.

Check out the Native Land Map to learn more.