We believe generational change happens one story at a time.


Friends of the Children continues to garner national recognition for our courageous, unique, and proven model.

Planting the Seeds of CHANGE

Long-term commitments form the basis of a new program's aim to break the cycle of poverty in Austin

New York Times

Charity Finds Success in Work With At-Risk Children, but It's Costly

Michael Jordan is donating proceeds from a special-edition Bulls jersey to Friends of the Children!

Relationships with caring adults can heal childhood trauma

​By Terri Sorensen, President, Friends of the Children

President Terri Sorensen featured in 'Chronicle of Social Change'

Austin Woman Magazine: A Legacy of Philanthropy

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.

Russell Wilson and Ciara Pay a Visit to Friends of the Children

Why Not You Foundation gives $115,000 for children facing the greatest challenges

Austin Patch: Austin secures innovative ‘Friends of the Children’ mentoring program

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.

Austin Business Journal:

Kids' mentoring program expands to Austin, thanks in part to Vista Equity exec

Friends of the Children Announces Expansion in Five Cities

Evidence-based mentoring model to be featured in public television documentary “Visionaries”

New Study Shows Substantial Behavioral Improvements in Friends of the Children Participants

During five-year study, Friends of the Children participants had less trouble in school, and parents and caregivers observed more positive behavior

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