January is National Mentoring Month

Join us throughout the month as we share our gratitude for our Friends/Professional Mentors and the incredible work they do! Find us on social media @friendscentraloregon

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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.
12+ years, no matter what.

Each child is paired with a paid professional mentor called a Friend.

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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