Client Spotlight: Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring

Since 2001, Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring (AFC) has empowered foster and adopted children in Greater Boston to flourish through committed mentoring relationships. AFC is one of only a few mentoring organizations in the country that exclusively serve this population, and it provides the most targeted, specialized mentoring service for young people who have been removed from their homes due to alleged abuse or neglect. Youths in the child welfare system constitute one of the more underserved populations in our community, and these children can benefit significantly from committed mentorships and increased access to employment training, education, and other critical job- and life-skills resources.

AFC serves children seven and older through AFCMentors, its one-to-one mentoring program. AFCLeaders is a group-mentoring program for youths 14 and older who are preparing to “age out” of the child welfare system.

Please click here to download a short overview of AFC with program statistics and outcomes.