Forging a Life-Changing Bond

By David Bornstein

On Friday, I reported on an organization called Friends of the Children, which identifies children in kindergarten growing up in poverty and facing multiple risk factors at home and in their neighborhood — and then connects them with adult mentors for 12 years. The idea is to guarantee that these children have a consistent relationship with a caring and responsible adult whom they see at least four hours each week, from kindergarten until high school graduation.
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