John FisherExecutive Director Friends of the Children, Fargo-Moorhead
I am passionate about leading people and movements that change peoples lives and communities.
One of the greatest joys in life is seeing peoples lives changed. How they grow and how the community grows because of the message is an incredible journey that I dedicate my life to.
About Friends of the Children. Our model is distinct, courageous and proven. We have redefined the youth mentoring field by creating the first and only long-term professional mentoring program in the country. Our Friends are experts in building sustained and nurturing relationships with youth. We specialize in working with youth who have faced a lot of adversity. We have the data to show that it’s real and it works.
ONE We select children who could most benefit from a relationship with a long-term professional mentor.
TWO We hire and train full-time paid professional mentors called Friends.
THREE We commit for the long term.
FOUR Our work is relationship-based, individualized and intentional.
FIVE We work with youth in school, at home and in the community.
SIX We evaluate, measure and improve.