"He's no longer in survivor mode, he is a little boy now." - Jorge, George's Friend
Long-term commitments form the basis of a new program's aim to break the cycle of poverty in Austin
Every child, no matter who they are or where they live, has dreams of doing big things.Any child in any situation can succeed, even those facing the most obstacles
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Charity Finds Success in Work With At-Risk Children, but It's Costly
By Terri Sorensen, President, Friends of the Children
New-to-Austin nonprofit Friends of the Children strives to break the generational cycle of poverty by providing East Austin youth with a mentor for life.
City is one of just a handful nationwide to get the unique model — and the first ever in Texas — that will benefit East Austin children.
Kids' mentoring program expands to Austin, thanks in part to Vista Equity exec
During five-year study, Friends of the Children participants had less trouble in school, and parents and caregivers observed more positive behavior
How It All Started in Austin
How It All Began
The Power of One shows how the Friends of the Children model works