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Friends of the Children, a national nonprofit that pairs high-risk kids with salaried, professional mentors for 12 years, is expanding to Detroit.

The Portland-based organization brings proven success in breaking generational cycles of educational and social issues, according to data it’s collected.

It’s secured $1.5 million in local and national seed money to fund its first two years in Detroit and plans to launch here by summer, focusing on the most vulnerable children and providing support to their parents through a two-generation approach.

Read more at Crain’s Detroit Business

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