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Friends of the Children, Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA | https://friendsseattle.org
Joined in October 2003

About Us

Our Mission: Impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what. 

Friends of the Children-Seattle partners with schools, community organizations, and the foster care system to select youth who are facing the toughest systematic barriers in our community and pair them with salaried, professional mentors, called Friends. Each of our Friends works with 8 to 10 youth, helping them achieve their goals and realize their power. 

Our full-time, salaried mentors support youth to: 

1) be prepared for post-secondary education and/or employment 

2) develop positive goals for the future 

3) develop a healthy lifestyle 

We commit to each child for the long term, supporting them from kindergarten through high school graduation, no matter what. Our work is relationship-based and individualized. Youth spend 3-4 hours of intentional time with their professional mentor every week, developing goals, exploring their interests, and participating in activities to build life skills. 

We work with youth in school, at home and in the community. We take a whole-child approach because we understand that lived experiences, home environment, systems, community and culture shape how a child develops and learns. We partner with families to create a network of support for our youth. Professional mentors serve as coach, motivator and advocate, facilitating communication between families and schools and connecting families to resources. 

Our model is distinct, courageous and proven. 

· 86% of youth earn a high school degree or GED. 

· 92% of youth remain free from juvenile justice system involvement. 

· 92% of youth wait to parent until after their teen years. 

To Learn More: 

info@friendsseattle.org or 206-328-3535 

Visit us at https://friendsseattle.org

Our Mission: Impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what. 

Friends of the Children-Seattle partners with schools…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Education

Location

  • PO Box 18886, Seattle, WA 98118, United States

Current listings by Friends of the Children, Seattle, WA

JobsLocationDate Posted
Professional Mentor, K-5Seattle, WAMay 13, 2022

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