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
I first got involved in Friendship Foundation when I was in sixth grade. I had P.E. with the children in special education and felt a growing connection to them as the year progressed. I really enjoyed being around them and helping them during various physical activities. I started to have a special connection with Ian and we began to do things together outside of school. Becoming friends with Ian made me want to start volunteering at Friendship Foundation. My favorite program at Friendship Foundation is beach camp. Friendship Foundation is so important to me. I love the kids so much and try to volunteer as often as possible. Friendship Foundation is the reason Ian is part of my life and I will always be so grateful for that! Ian and I usually hang out at Ian’s house before we go to cotillion. We have been doing cotillion together for three years. When we hang out, we usually play uno, foosball or air hockey. He beats me every time! I don’t know how he does it, I’m never even close. My friendship with Ian means the world to me. Every time we hang out he makes me so happy, and makes me a better person. - Sasha
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