Friends of Students for 60,000    Providing adults with meaningful opportunities to assist the poor.

Who We Are

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.


SmileGREAT NEWS!!!  On June 18 2014, Friends of Students for 60,000 was approved for a third challenge (matching) grant, this time for $12,000, from the California-based humanitarian SG Foundation to continue our house-building in Chacraseca! 

This means that we really need to reach out to our donors so that we can have the funds to match this grant! 

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE consider making a donation NOW for safe housing for the poor in Chacraseca.  (click the DONATE button to donate through paypal!)

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Recent Blog Posts

PLEASE HELP US house the poor! Oct 16, 2014
We are only $1150 from our $12,000 matching grant to house the poor of Nicaragua!  Can you help?  Contributions of any amount are welcome — all contributions will be DOUBLED!

Pete White swims for the poor Sep 30, 2014
As you know, Friends has recently received a $12000 matching grant opportunity to construct houses for homeless families in Nicaragua. Currently we have raised $8000 and are trying hard to raise the remaining $4000. To that end, last week Pete … Continue reading

Jul 14, 2014
GREAT NEWS!!!  On June 18 2014,Friends of Students for 60,000 was approved for a third “challenge” (matching) grant, this time for $12,000, from the California-based humanitarian SG Foundation to continue our house-building in Chacraseca! This means that we really need … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

Next general meeting:

Thursday October 9, 2014

Northport High School Room H109

7:30 p.m.