Friends of the Children SF Bay Area

The mission of Friends of the Children is to effect generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what. Caring, professional, salaried mentors (“Friends”) spend 1:1 time supporting and empowering youth experiencing poverty and trauma to develop their own plans and skills for the future through education, experiences, and the development of 21st century skills. Through tracking information like attendance, behavior and course performance, we have been able to see that when provided with supports and resources, youth are empowered to be more engaged and successful in their educational environments.


Age Groups Served
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Parent and Caregiver Engagement
Geographical Area Served
  • City of San Francisco
  • County San Francisco
  • State of California
Services Offered
  • Academic Support
  • Mentoring

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