Founded in 2006 by Peter White, the group works on projects in Northport and throughout Long Island and builds partnerships in Nicaragua, continuing and complementing the decades of hands-on work done by Peter's former Northport High School group, Students for 60,000, which he advised until his retirement.
Projects range from building homes, supporting education, and creating potable water systems in Nicaragua to helping the needy locally through housing and nutritional support, establishing community gardens, working with laborers and the homeless, and much more. Friends is unique in that it enables people to volunteer and put their real-life skills to use. From college students to senior citizens, we welcome you to join us as we walk hand in hand with the poor, providing the resources they need to break the vicious cycles of poverty.
PETE WHITE MAKES 63RD TRIP TO NICARAGUA AUGUST 2017
Feb 06, 2018
Greetings, friends! I’ve traveled once again this past August to bring assistance to the very poor folks in northwestern Nicaragua. I led a group of ten “Friends” from Long Island which included two doctors, three teenagers, and five others. As … Continue reading
You’re not a student any more…but you can still be a Friend! Jun 20, 2016
Some of your most memorable high school moments likely were in Students for 60,000 – “Tootsie-rolling” in supermarkets, cardboard box sleepovers at SHANTY, the kids in Nicaragua….? While you may not be a student any more — you can still … Continue reading
CALLING ALL ALUMNI! Dec 15, 2015
Calling all SF60K alumni — don’t forget to keep us posted, especially what you’ve been doing to help the poor as you go about your adult lives! Message us on Facebook or by email – we’d love to hear from … Continue reading
Northport High School Room H109, 5:00 pm