Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change by giving children facing the most obstacles the ability to create a new story. We do this by providing the most vulnerable children with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,”

Every child, no matter who they are or where they live, has dreams of doing big things. They have unique talents, and they face obstacles—sometimes a lot more obstacles. Any child in any situation can succeed, even those facing the most obstacles. Our youth go on to become leaders in their communities and successful in their careers. This has ripple effects to their siblings, peers and neighbors, but also to their children, breaking the cycle of generational poverty.

Friends of the Children is growing rapidly as communities across the country are experiencing the power of how “One” changes a child’s story: One Friend. One Child. 12 ½ years. No matter what. #ThePowerOfOne

Are you the next one to join our growing network? We have openings for the following positions.

Career Opportunities

Basic Function / Position Objective: We pair a Professional Mentor, “Friend,” with eight kindergartners to serve as a positive adult role model, developing loving, caring, and sustained relationships with each child. Mentors support our youth's emotional, social, and academic growth, empowering them to have the skills and resilience to thrive. We walk beside our youth for 12.5 years – No…
Friends of the Children is seeking a passionate, committed leader to use their cultural knowledge, expertise, vision, and connection to community to lead and grow Friends of the Children in Phoenix, Arizona. Our model is proven to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with salaried professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter…
The South Bay (Long Beach, Harbor Cities, Hawthorne) site of Friends of the Children – Los Angeles (Friends L.A.) is looking for passionate, committed, professional mentors, who we call Friends, to support our mission to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with trained full-time professional mentors—12+ years—no matter what…
Friends of the Children – Los Angeles (Friends LA) is looking for a passionate, committed, professional mentor, who we call Friends, to support our mission to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with trained full-time professional mentors—12+ years—no matter what. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty…
BASIC FUNCTION/POSITION OBJECTIVE As an integral part of the San Gabriel team, the Family Engagement Director is responsible for assessing risk factors, improving the protective factors for families, and collecting outcome data. The position will lead the 2Gen department in the San Gabriel Valley in the support and encouragement of our program, track the participants’ progress toward…
Friends of the Children-Chicago is part of a national mentoring organization currently serving 29 communities and still expanding! We pair kindergartners facing the greatest obstacles with long-term, salaried, professional mentors, who we call “Friends.” Mentors support the emotional, social, and academic growth of our youth, empowering them to have the skills and resilience to thrive. We walk…
Development Operations & Donor Engagement Specialist Detroit, MI Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We do this by providing children facing the most obstacles with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school…
OPERATIONS MANAGER DETROIT MI Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We do this by providing children facing the most obstacles with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are…
Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We do this by providing children facing the most obstacles with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an extraordinary…
PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We do this by providing children facing the most obstacles with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter…
PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE Friends of the Children- Western Montana has recently expanded to the Flathead Indian Reservation. We are currently seeking an extraordinary professional to embark on a new career journey as a mentor/relative (Friend) for our Friends of the Children-Western Montana’s newest location. Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting…
Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We do this by providing children facing the most obstacles with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an extraordinary…
Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty by giving children facing the highest barriers the ability to create a new story. We do this by providing the most vulnerable children with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12 ½ years – no matter what. We are currently…
Basic Function: A Friend works intensively with eight (8) children as a positive adult role model to develop a caring, trusting and sustained relationship with each child. For each child, a Friend will set positive expectations; nurture and promote their strengths, talents and abilities; help assure physical and emotional well-being; teach life and academic skills; provide enrichment…
Friends of the Children – Philadelphia is seeking a passionate committed leader to use their expertise, vision, and operational skills as we establish and grow our new Philadelphia location. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers by providing professional mentors to thousands of children across the country. As our Operations…
Friends of the Children has recently expanded to Philadelphia, and we are looking for a passionate, committed Program Director to take the lead in coordinating, implementing, and sustaining our program in in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers by providing paid professional mentors to thousands of…
Friends of the Children- He Sapa has recently expanded to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. We are currently seeking an extraordinary professional to embark on a new career journey as a part-time mentor/relative (Friend) for our Friends of the Children-He Sapa's newest location Friends of the Children-Oglala Lakota Nation. Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting…
Friends of the Children- He Sapa has recently expanded to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. We are currently seeking an extraordinary professional to embark on a new career journey as a mentor/relative (Friend) for our Friends of the Children-He Sapa's newest location Friends of the Children-Oglala Lakota Nation. Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change…
Friends of the Children- He Sapa is currently seeking two extraordinary professionals to embark on a new career journey as a mentors/relatives (Friends) for our Friends of the Children-He Sapa's in Rapid City. Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We do this by providing children…
Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We do this by providing children facing the most obstacles with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12 ½ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an extraordinary…
Friends of the Children – Tacoma is a vibrant, active chapter of a 30-year-old national professional mentoring organization. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers, by providing paid professional mentors to work with youth for 12+ years, from kindergarten through high school graduation Friends - Tacoma is looking for passionate…
Our mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors—12+ years, no matter what. Unlike other programs, we exclusively focus on children who are also facing many systemic obstacles for whom short-term solutions and single-programmatic solutions will not work. Throughout the 12+ years in the program…