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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.

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The Meaning of Hope

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 and their parents for the long-term. 12+ years, no matter what. Each child is paired with a paid, professional mentor called a Friend. We also provide support to the parent, giving a holistic approach to uplifting the entire family.

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.