How do you break the cycle of generational poverty?

It takes a courageous and proven model.

Friends - Utah Virtual 5K Costume Walk/Run

Sandi and Jennifer, our Board Chair, with Big Budah on Fox13

Sandi and Amy Nay discuss launch of Friends - Utah on Fox13 News at Nine

Our Method

We select children who face multiple systemic obstacles. We amplify their voices as they write their own stories of hope and resilience.

Our Model

We commit to each child for the long-term.
12+ years, no matter what.

Each child is paired with a paid professional mentor called a Friend.

Our Outcomes

92% of youth go on to enroll in post-secondary education, serve our country or enter the workforce.

83% of youth receive their high school diploma or GED.

93% of youth remain free from involvement in the juvenile justice system.

98% of youth wait to parent until after their teen years.

Partners