Every dollar raised for the 2014 Boston Marathon will directly support the children and families Friends of the Children-Boston serves!
Friends of the Children-Boston creates generational change by engaging children from high-risk communities in 12 years of transformative mentoring relationships. We call the children we serve Achievers to demonstrate our belief in their innate brilliance, and our long-term goal is for Achievers to graduate from high school and succeed in college.
Friends-Boston selects students in kindergarten, starts working with them in 1st grade, and provides them with 20 hours per month of intensive mentoring and wrap-around support until they reach high school graduation. We started in 2004 with 16 students from one school and this year are serving 132 Achievers in 61 schools throughout Boston. We will also reach over 350 of their siblings and caregivers through our wrap-around family services.
Thank you for your support!