Impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, 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 receive their high school diploma or GED



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91% of youth remain free from involvement in the juvenile justice system



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94% of youth wait to parent until after their teen years



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

2019 Premera Community MVP award: Richmond Hurd, Professional Mentor

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

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American Family Insurance Fan Fearlessly in Seattle

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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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