Friends of Youth to Host Celebration of Youth Luncheon March 7

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Friends of Youth will host its annual Celebration of Youth luncheon Friday March 7 at the Bellevue Westin Hotel. Each year, Friends of Youth provides support, shelter, homes and help to more than 4,800 youth and young adults. The luncheon celebrates the successes of our youth while raising funds to ensure that every young person has the support they need to succeed.


The luncheon is in its ninth year and includes a raffle with a grand prize of two free tickets from Alaska Airlines. Friends of Youth expects the event to sell out, but there is still space available. RSVP to attend at or donate to support the event at


KIRO Radio’s Dave Ross will be this year’s emcee, King County Department of Community and Human Services Director Adrienne Quinn will keynote, and youth will share their personal stories of success. Registration begins at 11:30am with lunch and the program to follow from 12-1pm.


“The work we do each day would not be possible without the support and partnership of the community,” said Friends of Youth President and CEO Terry Pottmeyer. “We are pleased to take this opportunity to celebrate the impact of that support in the lives of the children we serve.”


Friends of Youth delivers a comprehensive range of therapeutic services for youth, young adults and families.  With over 60 years of experience, national accreditation and 20 program sites, the agency provides safe places to live and emotional support for youth and families in challenging circumstances.

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