Friends provides an adult role model to kids for twelve years<br />Intervening early in a child’s life helps break the cycle of poverty.<br />
Friends are full-time mentors<br />Friends has chapters in Portland, New York, Boston, and Seattle.<br />
Helping one child at a time…<br />Friends works with kids starting in kindergarten<br />
The Founder’s story…<br />Entrepreneur Duncan Campell’s own troubled youth provided the impetus for founding Friends of the Children in 1993<br />
…gives hope for the future.<br />Friends of the Children was established in 1993<br />
Helping out is easy – and it works!<br />Will you contribute to the Friends Bowlathon? <br />Independent research has proven that:<br />92% of program youth regularly attend school<br />95% are not involved in juvenile justice system<br />99% of youth avoid early parenting <br />
1.<br />5.<br />2.<br />3.<br />4.<br />Donations are tax deductible. Please contribute before 10/21 to support Friends Bowlathon<br />Click here to contribute now!<br />
Stay connected to Friends-PDX<br />The first class graduated in 2004, and 140 youths have graduated since then. Over 50% have enrolled in post-secondary education. Nearly all are the first in their families to do so. <br />
For information call 503.281.6633 friendsofthechildren.org/portland<br />For more inspiration, click here<br />
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