Research shows that having positive and ongoing support from several caring adults other than family members contributes to a child's healthy development. At Project Friendship, we believe that every child can benefit from having a mentor.
Any child could benefit from extra friendship and support from a caring adult. They may be from families who face the stress of single parenting or job insecurity, having just moved or new to the community, or those who have difficulties with their peers in school. They need more positive experiences and often a college friend can make the "hard times" seem a little easier. As the supportive friendship evolves, the child may share thoughts and concerns with a trusted listener, and enjoy experiences that enhance their self-esteem. All while having fun along the way.