Terri Sorensen with Friends of the Children

By AM Northwest Staff

Executive Director, Terri Sorensen, of Friends with the Children, came by to tell us more about the program that seeks to help at-risk youth in our community.

The program currently serves 310 students and are hoping to serve at least 40 more.

She explained that "at-risk" can include a number of things, not to mention, being born to teen parents, having parents who are incarerated, and struggling from behavioral issues.

By starting with eight schools in the Portland area, the mentors worked closely with school staff to determine what children are in need of that extra push.

You can donate to Freinds of the Children or take part in our online auction by visiting our Oprah's Big Give link!


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