Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth

 
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth has made updates to their project page.
    • 5 months ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth has received 1 donation
    • 7 months ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth posted a progress report
    Thank you!
    By - Karin Zimmer - Marketing Specialist
    THANK YOU! "The environment I grew up in was hard and made school a struggle. My Friend John and Friends of the Children gave me the stable environment I yearned for and needed. I needed a positive male role model, and John was it. John taught me never to give up and to always give back. I thank John and every person at...
    • 7 months ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth has received 1 donation
    • 10 months ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth posted a progress report
    Care Day
    By - A Friend - Professional Mentor
    Giving back is not an occasional habit but a way of life at Friends of the Children. Throughout the year, Friends frequently find ways to engage their kids in community service, and every summer, the FOTC community service committee plans a full-day service project that all are welcome to join. At this summer’s...
    • 11 months ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth has received 5 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth posted a progress report
    Thank You, Steve
    By - Malcolm - Program Youth
    Dear Steve, I would like to say thank you. Not just an average thank you, but the best thank you that I could ever possibly say. Thank you for letting me experience this little section of the world I probably wouldn’t have seen without you. Thank you for the countless meals at restaurants and our own creations. Thank...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth posted a progress report
    Tough Times Will Come
    By - A Friend - Professional Mentor
    I would like to share with you a little bit about my young friend Blake* who recently lost his foster dad, Ryan*, to a long battle with cancer. Blake is in 10th grade and has been in the Friends of the Children program since 1st grade. He grew up in a couple of great foster homes due to his father’s struggle...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth posted a progress report
    Audrey & Me
    By - A Friend - Professional Mentor
    Sometimes as a Friend when you are first introduced to your new kindergartner buddy, it is magical. You can feel the relationship starting to bloom and what you hope will be a very long term friendship forming. It didn't exactly go this way for Audrey and me. We hit a lot of road bumps early in our journey together....
    • 1 year ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth posted a progress report
    Creating My Own Resolve
    By - a Friend - Professional Mentor
    Every December, about this time, I swear to myself that next Christmas will be different – that the frantic pace of the pre-Christmas count-down won’t be part of MY holiday cheer.  But, here we are just a few days before the big day, and I have a to-do list that is completely unrealistic, have yet to send...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth has received 5 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth posted a progress report
    First Graders
    By - a Friend - Professional Mentor
    This summer I began three new relationships.  It has been six years since I have worked with a first grader.  While each youth has unique challenges, the one thing they have in common is an abundance of energy.  The older youth I work with can now engage in an activity for hours with little to no...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth posted a progress report
    Putting Her Children First
    By - A Friend - Professional Mentor
    I am very excited about the Holidays this year because two of the families that I work with are being sponsored for Christmas and will be receiving gifts.  This is such a huge opportunity for both of the families because they have experienced many challenges this year. Adelia*, one of my girls whose family has been...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth posted a progress report
    Sending Kevin off to College
    By - Darren - Friend/Professional Mentor
    Over the weekend I had the privilege of transitioning my graduate, Kevin, to college at Oregon State University. I know that not all of you know Kevin, but so many of you do that I wanted to share with everyone. Most of you met him this summer working at Café Friends, or saw him in the Wieden+Kennedy video or...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth has made updates to their project page.
    • 2 years ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth posted a progress report
    Struggle to Success: Grant's Story
    By - Karin Zimmer - Social Media & Marketing Specialist
    Grant and I started our journey when he was in first grade.  He’s an only child with parents who have been in and out of jail all of his life.  When we met he was living with his mom on a quiet street with no other kids around.  Without other kids around Grant struggled to learn how to make...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth posted a progress report
    Sick Day
    By - Rose Rezai - Grants & Communications Associate
    As one mentor reports in the following story, sometimes a Friend listens in ways that others do not: I went to visit my 2nd grader Chris at school on our scheduled weekly school visit, but he wasn’t there. His teacher told me that he wasn’t at school yesterday either and she hoped he was okay. I asked her for...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth posted a progress report
    Advocating
    By - Rose Rezai - Grants & Communications Associate
    What does it mean to advocate on behalf of our community's most vulnerable youth? One mentor describes his experience: I am Adam’s first Friend. When I first started visiting him in school, different people would come to me and say: “Oh, are you Adam’s mentor? He has big behavior problems.”He...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth posted a progress report
    Thank You!
    By - Rose Rezai - Grants & Communications Associate
    Last fall nearly 375 youth began the school year with a Friend by their side. While some of our youth are nearing the end of their 12 ½ year journey with their mentors, others are just beginning to experience what it means to have a Friend who is committed to their happiness and well being. No matter what age they...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth has received 3 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth has made updates to their project page.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Year of mentor activities for 50 vulnerable youth has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Karin Zimmer

Portland, Oregon United States

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