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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 increasing their basic skills. The ERC provides instructional services including but not limited to:

NOTE: The GED Program has closed.

We regret to inform the community that Friends of Youth has decided to end the GED program. The program closed on Aug. 31. The final day of classes was Aug. 21.

If you're interested in a local alternative education program, either for a GED or High School diploma, please reach out to Shannen Antolin, Peer Connector at Reconnect to Opportunity. Phone: 206-765-7975. Email:

Contact Daniel Benner at 425-968-2031 or for more information.