Comcast receives Friends of Youth's first-ever Friend to Friends awards

Friends of Youth President and CEO honors Comcast with the nonprofit
Friends of Youth President and CEO honors Comcast with the nonprofit's first-ever Friend to Friends award.
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Kirkland-based Friends of Youth (FOY) presented Comcast with its first-ever Friend to Friends award at its Celebration of Youth luncheon March 7.

The award honors Comcast's ongoing and generous support of FOY's work.

Comcast, the signature sponsor for this year's luncheon, has donated more than $100,000 in phone, data and cable services to FOY in the last three years. Comcast employees Gary Maisel and Janet Turpen also volunteer as FOY board members.

After accepting the award, Len Rozek, Comcast senior vice president for the Washington region, announced to the nearly 500 attendees that Comcast would donate a $25,000 mobile computer lab to FOY. The computer lab will provide specialized employment workshops for youth in FOY's housing programs, focusing on résumé writing, job hunting, computer literacy and job readiness skills.

"We were so pleased to acknowledge Comcast with this award," said FOY President and CEO Terry Pottmeyer. "When they accepted the honor by making another gift to support our work, we were amazed by their continued generosity. The computer lab will be a wonderful tool in our efforts to connect homeless youth with employment."

FOY delivers a range of therapeutic services for youth, young adults and families. With more than 60 years of experience, national accreditation and 20 program sites, the agency provides safe places to live and emotional support for youth and families in challenging circumstances. Each year, FOY provides support to more than 4,800 youth and young adults.

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