Pensive Young Woman

eastside reengagement center

Our Program

The Eastside Reengagement Center (ERC) is a partnership between Friends of Youth, Lake Washington Institute of Technology and Seattle Education Access. The goal of the ERC is to help young adults in East King County gain access to the education and employment services they need in order to succeed in college or vocational training and ultimately a career. The ERC provides a supportive environment and allows students to address their barriers to academic and vocational success while working towards earning their GED and increasing their basic skills. The ERC provides instructional services including but not limited to:

GED Classes

Friends of Youth offers free GED prep classes for youth between the ages of 16-21* who are not currently enrolled in school. Students receive assessment, individualized instruction and assistance in preparation for passing the GED exam.
The Youth Education Program provides one-on-one education services to youth ages 16-21* who have not completed high school or who are interested in post-secondary education.


Class Locations Date & Time
Redmond Youth Service Center
 Mon-Thurs 10:00am - 11:30am
16225 NE 87th St. Suite C-3
Redmond, WA 98052
Kirkland Teen Union Building
 Mon-Thurs 3:30pm - 5:00pm
348 Kirkland Ave,
Kirkland, WA 98033

All of our services are offered at no cost to you.


Interested? Come to our next information session to find out more. Contact Daniel Benner at 425.968-2031 or to reserve a spot!

*Youth must have turned 16 years old before September 1st or 21 years old after September 1st of the current academic year to enroll, please call Daniel Benner if you are unsure of whether or not you or another potential student qualifies.