Confident Teen

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
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
     Mon-Thurs 3:30pm - 5:00pm
East Building -- E201
11605 132nd Ave NE,
Kirkland, WA 98034

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


Interested? Come to our next information session to find out more. Contact Amy Mckenzie at 425.614.6683 or to reserve a spot!