Generational poverty can be broken. We've been doing it for over 20 years.

Children born into poverty are at risk for dropping out of school, substance abuse, incarceration, and teen parenting. We provide a salaried, professional mentor, called a Friend, for their entire childhood, from Kindergarten through graduation. 12.5 years. No matter what.

Our Method

We select children facing the highest risks. We help them change their stories.

83% of our youth graduate high school


93% avoid the juvenile justice system.


98% avoid early parenting.


OUR MODEL

We commit to each child for the long-term. 12.5 years. No matter what.

Each child is paired with a salaried, professional mentor called a Friend.

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Our model is unique.

Explore Our Model

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The evidence is remarkable.

See The Evidence

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Recognition

Winner of the 2016 Social Innovation Fund Award

#1 'Most Admired' Non-Profit Organization 2016

Oregon's Most Admired
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