My name is Michael Fowlkes, and I’m proud to be a mentor at Friends of the Children. I’m originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and I moved to Seattle in 2018 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I’m a big fan of basketball (Go Warriors!), trying out restaurants, and playing with my 2 cats. In my spare time, I record music, study audio engineering, and practice Spanish on Duolingo. My favorite thing about being a mentor is seeing youth make progress on challenging goals that we set together. I’m always excited to see them realize what they accomplished by themselves, and it encourages me to keep pushing them to try challenging things.