Eckerd Friends of the Children is a revolutionary mentoring program that connects our community's most vulnerable foster children with highly trained professional mentors, called Friends. Eckerd takes an early intervention approach that breaks the cycle of poverty and abuse by helping children in need overcome the many obstacles in their lives. Today we heard from Richard Rogers- Executive Director of Eckerd Friends of the Children, Mariah- a Youth benefiting from the program and Dennis Hardiman- Investor.

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