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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 


Jonathan and Ian

Jonathan & Ian

Friendship foundation is an amazing organization that puts together fun events. I joined the foundation in 2014 because someone recommended it to me and the first program I attended was movie night. The more I volunteered the more my interest grew. Today, my favorite programs would probably have to be summer camp, and the Friday Fun Days in the summer, like Knott's Soak City and Catalina Snorkeling. I just love the opportunity to hang out with all the kids and everyone is so happy just to be with each other. It has brought so much joy to my life. There is always a good feeling when I go to the events. The first time I met Ian was the second week of the 2017 Friendship Camp. He was my buddy for the whole week and I got to be good friends with him. One thing that I really remember from that camp is that he always had a good attitude and was so excited to see me at the start of every day. I am so lucky to be able to be friends with Ian. - Jonathan


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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