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friends of youth summer programs

Friends of Youth is offering numerous opportunities for children, youth, young adults, parents, and caregivers to engage this summer in fun group activities at three of our Eastside office locations. Sessions are ‘pay what you wish,’ with a suggested donation of $20. Participants can drop in and choose how many sessions they would like to attend.


For more information or to enroll in any of these summer groups, please call our client services team at 425.392.6367 ext. 2 or email


DUVALL: 26420 NE Virginia St, Duvall, WA 98019

Middle School Survival, July 9 through August 20 |  Tuesdays | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Middle school-aged youth

Middle school can be a challenging time of transition and growth. In this group, we'll navigate the ups and downs of adolescence while building essential skills for success in school and beyond.

ISSAQUAH: 414 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027

Walking Morning Meditation, July 15 through August 12 | Mondays | 9:30 - 10:30am Youth/young adults (ages 13+)

Join us for a refreshing journey into mindfulness through walking meditation. Discover the power of mindfulness in motion as we explore the beauty of nature, practice breathing exercises, and cultivate inner peace together.

Cinema & Conversations: Exploring Substance Use Through Film, July 10 through August 21 | Wednesdays | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Youth ages 14 and older

Summer fun meets meaningful discussions in this movie group focusing on substance use disorder. Connect with peers, enjoy free food, and engage in thought-provoking conversations inspired by films like Freedom Writers and 28 Days.


Anime & Relationships, July 12 through August 30 | Thursdays | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | Youth ages 14 - 18

Embark on a journey through the world of anime as we explore its portrayal of relationships and their real-life implications. Through discussions, clips, and creative activities, we’ll delve into the complexities of romantic connections and societal trends.


Art Exploration | Neurodiversity, July 12 through September 6 | Fridays | 12:40 - 2:30 pm Youth ages 12 - 14

In this explorative and creative space, we'll use art to investigate the beautiful world of neurodiversity. Together, we'll learn how to navigate impulsiveness, alleviate feelings of isolation, and clear away confusion. Through colors, shapes, and imagination, we'll discover new ways to express ourselves, interact with others, and understand our unique minds.


Tots and Toddlers Story Hour, July 8 through September 12 | Thursdays | 10:30 - 11:30 am | Young children ages 4 - 8 and parents

Nurture social-emotional skills in your little ones through engaging activities and interactive storytelling. Parents and children will learn together, building a foundation for emotional intelligence and healthy relationships.

Parenting Group, June 28 - 29; Jul 12 - 13, 26 - 27; Aug 2 - 3, 8 - 9, 16 - 17 | Fridays 10:00 - 11:30am | Saturdays 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Parents and caregiversParenting is a journey best traveled with support. Join us for insightful discussions, practical tips, and a nurturing community of parents navigating the joys and challenges of raising children.

NORTH BEND: 401 Ballarat Ave N, North Bend, WA 98045

Open Art Studio, July 9 through August 27 | Tuesdays | 12:30 - 1:30pm | Youth of all ages Unleash your creativity in our open art studio sessions. Explore emotions, express yourself through art, and forge connections with peers in a supportive environment.

HELLO! My Name is SUPERHERO!! July 8 through August 16 | Mondays | 11:00am - 12:30pm | Elementary school-aged youth

Calling all superheroes! Unleash your inner hero as we explore what it means to be brave, kind, and courageous. Through creative activities, discover your unique strengths and embrace the hero within.

Board Game Geeks, July 8 through August 16 | Fridays | 11:00am - 12:30pm | Middle school and high school-aged youth

Join fellow board game enthusiasts for a summer of strategy, fun, and camaraderie. Sharpen your social skills while enjoying classic and new games in a relaxed setting.

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