Recently we partnered up with a non-profit organization in the Boston area called Friends of the Children. This organization focuses on providing high-risk K-12 youth with adult mentors that will be a consistent adult figure throughout their formative years and help them build life skills. With 85% of the children being born to teen parents, 60% having parents that never graduated high school, and 50% having parents that have been incarcerated; these children are all at high risk of continuing a cycle of poverty.
In a few weeks, ten children will be coming into the Boston office to shadow some of the staff, and we are so excited to have them! It will be a great experience for all of us. Friends of the Children do a great job at helping the children set goals and higher expectations for their future. The organization's records show that by the end of the program, 92% of the children are on track to graduate high school, 98% avoid the juvenile justice system, and 99% avoid early parenting. It will be a great and humbling opportunity to be a part of such a great program and help give back to the community.