Give Detroit – A Charitable Registry
Impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors for 12+ years, no matter what.
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Friends of the Children is a national program model that has been disrupting intergenerational cycles of poverty, violence, and trauma for 30 years. Friends of the Children – Detroit opened its doors in 2020.
Each child in the program is supported year-round by a highly trained, professional — not volunteer — mentor (called a “Friend”). Friends empower youth to set — and achieve — their goals. Friends also create meaningful experiences that empower youth to build life skills and make healthy choices while exploring their diverse talents and interests. Friends walk alongside youth, and their families, from kindergarten through high school graduation.
Derschaun Monique Brown, Executive Director
Noelle Schiffer, Senior Vice President of Development
Laura Blum, Director of Communications and Grants
Alease Johnson, Operations Manager
Michelle Anderson, Program Manager