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How do you break the cycle of generational poverty? It takes a courageous and proven model.
12+ YEARS
NO MATTER WHAT

Friends of the Children - Seattle (Friends-Seattle) is dedicated to impacting generational change by helping youth who are facing the toughest systematic barriers in our community realize their power through relationships with salaried, professional mentors - for 12+ years, no matter what.

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WHAT WE DO AT FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN–SEATTLE

Friends of the Children - Seattle (Friends-Seattle) is dedicated to impacting generational change by helping youth who are facing the toughest systematic barriers in our community realize their power through relationships with salaried, professional mentors - for 12+ years, no matter what.

 
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OUR METHOD

We select children who face multiple systemic obstacles. We amplify their voices as they write their own stories of hope and resilience.

OUR MODEL

We commit to each child for the long-term. We select youth ages 4 to 6 who face the toughest systemic barriers and pair them professional mentors who spend an average of 16 intentional hours per month developing goals and participating in activities to build life skills. We commit to each child for 12+ years, no matter what.

Our Outcomes

92%
of youth go on to enroll in post-secondary education, serve our country or enter the workforce.
83%
of youth earn a high school diploma or a GED.
93%
of youth remain free from juvenile justice system involvement.
98%
of youth wait to parent until after their teen years.

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