June 09, 2018

Bend Bulletin: Mentors to Help 24 Kids in Bend, Redmond

A Portland-based nonprofit announced Tuesday it will pair 24 Central Oregon kids at risk of getting in trouble or dropping out of school with adults that will mentor them from kindergarten to high school graduation.

Friends of the Children staffs full-time, professional mentors — or Friends, as it calls them — at its offices and then identifies which at-risk children in the area would benefit most from the relationships.