Treehouse Education Specialist Merissa Humes celebrates Jordon’s high school graduation.

Treehouse is Washington’s leading nonprofit organization addressing the academic and other essential support needs of youth in foster care.  Treehouse helps more than 7,500 youth each year through programs that focus on their academic success, fulfill key material needs and provide important childhood experiences that every child deserves.

Since 2014, the BNSF Railway Foundation has donated $30,000 to help support Treehouse’s goal that by 2022, youth in foster care across Washington state will graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers, with support and a plan to launch successfully into adulthood.

“As Treehouse continues to grow throughout the state, BNSF is right there with us with leading the charge with much needed contributions for back to school and our expansion in Spokane and beyond,” said Janis Avery, CEO of Treehouse. “The most vulnerable youth are depending on all of us, and BNSF is an absolutely critical partner. Together, we will achieve graduation equity for youth in foster care statewide.”