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

Do you want to help eight young boys or girls discover their own potential? Do you find joy in seeing a child find their spark and reach for their dreams? Are you ready to help them build bridges to new opportunities? If so, the impactful role of a Friend might be for you. Basic Function / Position Objective: We pair a Professional Mentor, “Friend", with eight…
Friends of the Children—Los Angeles (Friends LA) is looking for a passionate leader to perform the role of Antelope Valley Program Manager (PM) to supervise Professional Mentors (Friends), provide comprehensive resource navigation, and support youth and their families in Antelope Valley. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers by…
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…
Friends of the Children – Colorado Springs is looking for a passionate, committed, Friend (professional mentor). Our mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with highly trained, full-time professional mentors—12+ years—no matter what. Basic Function: A Friend works intensively with eight (8) children as a…
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, paid, 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-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…
Caregiver Engagement Specialist Detroit MI Friends of the Children—Detroit is looking for a passionate, committed trauma informed candidate to perform the role of Caregiver Engagement Specialist to provide comprehensive resource navigation and direct service support to families. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers by…
Senior Director of Development Friends of the Children – Detroit is seeking an extraordinary leader to take our fundraising and marketing efforts to the next level as Senior Director of Development. The Friends’ innovative model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the highest risks and we have a recent opening in the Detroit chapter. The Senior…
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…
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…
Friends of the Children – Western Montana 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. Do you want to be a part of a dynamic and supportive…
Development and Events Manager Friends of the Children – Western Montana is a nonprofit impacting generational change by empowering youth who face the greatest obstacles to create a new story. We do this by providing children who have big hopes and dreams with a long-term, salaried, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no…
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 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…
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended as a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. BASIC FUNCTION: The Educational Program Manager (EPM) is responsible for developing and sustaining Assessment Plans for…
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…
Friends of the Children is looking for an extraordinary professional to join our national team. Are you flexible, detailed orientated and ready to be part of a dynamic growing organization? Is working for an organization that inspires you a critical aspect of your job search? We may have the perfect career for you. Our mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are…
Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is breaking the cycle of generational poverty. We work with children facing the most obstacles, supporting them as they build empowerment and skills to achieve their dreams. We do this by pairing them with a paid, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are currently…
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 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…
Friends of the Children – Houston is seeking a passionate committed leader to use their expertise, vision, and operational skills as we establish and grow our new Houston Texas 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 youths across the country. As our Operations Director, you…
Friends of the Children has recently expanded to Houston, and we are looking for a passionate, committed Program Director to take the lead in coordinating, implementing, and sustaining our program in Houston Texas. 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 youths across the…
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 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 (Friends-Tacoma) 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. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty…
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…