Friends of ECHO GLEN 2018-06-27T19:00:36+00:00

Friends of ECHO GLEN

Helping teens in the Washington State juvenile justice system

Friends of Echo Glen is a 100% volunteer community that exists with the sole purpose of helping the youth at Echo Glen Juvenile Detention Center, who have so much untapped potential, to rewrite the scripts of their lives. We help these teens gain self-esteem by providing essential building blocks for healthy development thus breaking the cycle of neglect and abuse.

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85%
of young people in the juvenile justice system have at one time been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect

Here are opportunities to show these appreciative youths that you care:

RECREATIONAL (Must be 21 & pass a background check)

ARTS (Must be 21 & pass a background check)

DEVELOPMENT (Must be 21 & pass a background check)

ANY AGE (No interaction with the youth)

To learn more, join us, donate arts and crafts supplies, raise funds to support Echo Glen events, or share an idea about how to further support our residents, please email susan@smilepower.org

Want to learn more about who the kids are at Echo Glen?
Check out these videos:

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Two young men at the Echo Glen Children’s Center rap about their experiences before incarceration and reflect on their lives now.

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Echo Glen celebrates 50 years of helping convicted kids turn their lives around.