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YouthFriends are mentors who support students academically. Applicants are trained and complete two background screenings prior to being placed with district students.

Click here to see the YouthFriends flyer for the Early Childhood Special Education Center.

To become a YouthFriends volunteer, please click here.

To learn more about opportunities as a YouthFriends volunteer at the Early Childhood Special Education Center, please contact Lori Dieckhoff, Early Childhood Special Education Partners in Education Building Facilitator, at (816) 321-4477 or contact the Partners in Education office at (816) 321-5018 or email