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Friendship is an important part of a child’s social‐emotional development. From our friends we learn to share, to listen and to express our feelings. But most importantly our friends give us a sense of belonging. Read up on some amazing friendships that have been developed through The Friendship Foundation and by the support of the SKECHERS Friendship Walk.

PHOTO CREDITS: Lauren Pressey Photography 


Emmy & Madysen

Emmy & Madysen

I joined the foundation in hopes of finding that “something”. For some it may be a youth group or club team, but for me, it was the Friendship Foundation. My search began at beach camp in 2014, nearly three years ago, when I found my something. I joined FF looking for a fun way to pass time, but I stumbled upon a gold mine. I could have never imagined joining something and feeling the way FF makes me feel, but now that I have, I cannot imagine my life without it. Elyse, one of the Friendship Foundation staff members, enlightened me a few days ago that community is a family, and I now know that the FF community are the people I am proud to call my family.

My buddy is Madysen and I am proud to call her my girl. She introduced herself as everyone should, with confidence and style, and in that moment I knew I wanted to be her friend. We first met at Movie Night #1. Her gregarious and comical personality had me smiling the whole time. Although I have not been able to see Madysen as often as I wish I could, I relive our times together and continue to find the joy in our hilarious moments together. I am lucky enough to have met this special human being early on in life and I hope that our friendship last forever. -Emmy


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  • Brian & Casey
  • Isabelle & Ali
  • Hailey & Holly
  • Sasha & Ian
  • Jonathan & Ian
  • Joei & Layla
  • Tia & Eric
  • Carson & Daniel
  • Parker & Ryder
  • Emmy & Madysen
  • Gaby & Jessica