Friends of the Children-Portland
April 29, 2011
I have been a volunteer and board member for Friends of the Children Portland for 8 years. This organizations delivers in a very real fashion. Kids in the program avoid the justice system, avoid teen parenting and graduate from high school ready to become productive members of our society. A Harvard lead study indicates a 7X return on every dollar invested in Friends. There is no better investment than our youth. Friends WORKS!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
both through the stories of the children Friends serves, but also through rigorous independent studies which verify the effectiveness.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
the only change I would make is to find and secure a long term, stable funding stream to make sure this great organization has the resources it needs to serve all of the children who would benefit from a Friend.
Volunteer & volunteer board member.