January 11, 2024

Simone Biles graces Vanity Fair cover and talks Friends of the Children

We are excited to share that Simone Biles is featured in a cover story of the newest issue of Vanity Fair in which she mentions Friends of the Children.

Toward the end of the article, she shares about her work with our organization:

"Currently, Biles is especially passionate about the work she’s doing with Friends of the Children, a nonprofit that pairs kids in foster care with long-term mentors. 'I’ll always advocate for foster kids,' she says. 'I was a foster kid and something very out of the ordinary happened to me.' While Biles knows she’s an anomaly, she’s hopeful that with enough support, more kids in foster care will graduate from high school, attend college, and go on to live full, successful lives. 'We’re opening a chapter in Houston,' she says of the organization. 'I think the kids deserve that.'"

We continue to be thankful for Simone and the light that she and her team shed on our mission and organization. Our hope is that we can leverage this visibility to serve more children and families across the United States.