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 to rewrite the scripts of their lives. These teens have immense untapped potential.  We help them gain self-esteem by providing essential building blocks for healthy development thus breaking the cycle of neglect and abuse.

NEW – Community Service for individuals, families & small groups of all ages.  Check out opportunities HERE

VOLUNTEERINGPer Gov. Inslee’s mandate, all volunteers must be vaccinated to come on campus. However there are many other ways to support the staff and youth under ‘WAYS TO GIVE’.

EMPLOYMENT – Looking for paid work that genuinely matters?  CLICK HERE

of young people in the juvenile justice system have experienced childhood trauma such as homelessness, gang violence, and physical and sexual abuse — which affects almost all of the incarcerated girls. Many of their families have also experienced inter-generational trauma.

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

DEVELOPMENT (Must be 21 & pass a background check)

ARTS and RECREATION (Must be 21 & pass a background check)

WAYS TO GIVE – great for all ages

Donate to Greatest Need

Don’t see anything that interests you?

Whatever your expertise, passion or hobby is, there is a group of youth who would love for you to share it with them!   Email and we’ll help you get connected.

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.