It's our 30th anniversary!

We've compiled stories and messages from alumni, friends of FriendsPDX, and others in the community about how FriendsPDX has made an impact.

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

93% of youth remain free from involvement in the juvenile justice system.


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