Connecting Champions is a nonprofit organization that asks kids & young adults with cancer, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" and connects them with a mentor to help achieve a brighter future.
Whatever our kids & young adults want to be when they grow up, we find someone who shares their passion, who can give a behind-the-scenes look into the field, and who will be there every step of the way.
We give kids & young adults the agency to explore professions, envision life beyond cancer, and reclaim their identity.
Through our in-person and virtual friendship programs, we’ve paired 3- to 26-year-olds with mentors from 50+ career paths, such as fashion design, robotics, and zoology. Our mentors visit on a weekly to monthly basis through every transition of the cancer journey. Our evidence-based, outcomes-driven approach helps children and young adults better survive the cancer journey — developmentally, psychosocially, and physically.