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

Friends of the Children is seeking a passionate, committed leader to use their expertise, wisdom, vision, cultural knowledge, and connection to the Coachella Valley to launch and lead Friends of the Children in the region, with an initial focus on communities in the Southeastern part of the valley. Our model is proven to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the…
The Antelope Valley 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. Basic Function: A Friend
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…
The San Gabriel Valley - Pasadena, Glendora 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. Basic
The Organization Friends of the Children - Chicago is part of a national mentoring organization currently serving 20 communities and still expanding. Our model is to impact generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We provide children facing the most obstacles with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from…
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…
PROFESSIONAL MENTOR “FRIENDS” SEARCH 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…
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…
Summary Our Development Director will be instrumental in accomplishing the fundraising goals of the chapter. They will work alongside our Executive Director (ED), the Board of Directors, with support from our staff and Friends and in coordination with the rest of the Friends National network, to actualize the organization’s fiscal goals and values. The DD is accountable for revenue goals…
Education Engagement Specialist Friends of the Children is a nonprofit 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, from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking a highly…
Family Engagement Specialist Friends of the Children is a nonprofit 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, from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an…
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 New York is a chapter of a nationwide organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through salaried, professional mentoring. We select the highest-risk children from Harlem and the South Bronx and commit to working with those children from kindergarten until high school gradation. Our motto – 12 years, no matter what. Basic Function / Position
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 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…
We are seeking a dynamic Clinical Supervisor (licensed as an LCSW, LPC, LMFT) passionate about our mission, interested in providing therapeutic leadership and administrative support within a young, growing organization. Friends – Lane County is an entrepreneurial organization currently serving over 300 people in Lane County and connected to 27 other Friends organizations providing similar…
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…