Friends of the Children-Boston is the only organization in Massachusetts that identifies children facing the hardest challenges, and relentlessly dedicates our resources to them for their entire childhood—from kindergarten through high school graduation, no matter what.
Research has shown that the single most important factor for building resiliency in children who face the highest risks is a caring and consistent relationship with an adult. To that end, we’ve developed a unique and revolutionary model that ensures quality, consistency and commitment to children facing the highest-risk so that we can make transformational change that breaks the cycle of generational poverty. To achieve this, we identify children facing the hardest challenges, and relentlessly dedicate our resources to them for their entire childhood—from kindergarten through high school graduation. Our high intensity/high impact model, proven through rigorous evaluation, increases graduation rates, and decreases teen parenting and juvenile justice involvement while focusing on the growth potential of each child.