To accelerate generational change, Friends of the Children identifies youth facing the toughest challenges and connects them with professional mentors who guide them to develop their greatest potential and achieve their goals. From kindergarten through graduation, no matter what.

Our Method

We select children facing the highest risks. We help them change their stories.

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86% of our youth graduate high school.



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91% have avoided the juvenile justice system.



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94% have avoided early parenting.



OUR MODEL

We commit to each child for the long-term. 12 ½ years. No matter what.

Each child is paired with a salaried, professional mentor called a Friend.

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Our model is unique.

Explore Our Model

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The evidence is remarkable.

See The Evidence

Stories

We believe generational change happens one story at a time.

Recognition

Friends of the Children - Seattle has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

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New research: For families impacted by foster care, Friends of the Children’s model is a promising solution

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BECU People Helping People 2017 Employee's Choice Award

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Endorsements