2023: Our 30th Anniversary!

This year FriendsPDX celebrates 30 years of impacting generational change through intentional, nurturing, and healing-centered mentorship!

Our Method

We select children who face multiple systemic obstacles. We amplify their voices as they write their own stories of hope and resilience.

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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.

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Our Outcomes

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92% of youth go on to enroll in post-secondary education, serve our country or enter the workforce.


83% of youth receive their high school diploma or GED.

Juvenile Justice

95% of youth remain free from involvement in the juvenile justice system.


98% of youth wait to parent until after their teen years.