Donations Needed!

We’ve got a lot of great summer activities planned for the youth we serve.  If you are interested in donating any of the items listed below, please bring them to our 1220 SW Columbia Street offices Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm or call Hana Sant at 503.517. 3900 for more information.  Thank you! Sweatpants Closed-toe shoes/hiking boots (women’s […]

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May is National Foster Care Awareness Month

Youth transitioning out of foster care without a permanent home or family support face significant challenges including experiencing homelessness. (40% of the homeless youth in Oregon report a history in foster care.) Nationally, only about 10% of youth in care enroll in postsecondary education and only about 3% obtain a degree in comparison to 40% […]

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Bridge 13 – Change through Education & Advocacy

After nearly two decades of working with sexual and gender minority youth, New Avenues for Youth and the SMYRC program know firsthand that the harassment and discrimination they experience commonly lead to adverse long-term impacts on their education, safety, mental health, well-being, and future socioeconomic status. Bridge 13 is a community education program that shares […]

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Scooper Hero: Panacea & Melissa Egan

On April 12th, we will be scooping up free cones at our Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShops as part of National Free Cone Day. But, thanks to the support of some special businesses and individuals, we’ll also be raising funds to support our job training and workforce development programs! The 6th Annual Scoop-A-Thon brings together “Scooper […]

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Scooper Hero: Brightworks Sustainability & Brandon Sprague

On April 12th, we will be scooping up free cones at our Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShops as part of National Free Cone Day. But, thanks to the support of some special businesses and individuals, we’ll also be raising funds to support our job training and workforce development programs! The 6th Annual Scoop-A-Thon brings together “Scooper […]

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Scooper Hero: KGW & Caryn Lilley

KGW is one of our Scooper Heroes, and Caryn Lilley is not only one of their valued employees but she’s also been a long-time member of our Employer Advisory Board. We asked Caryn to reflect on her first job experience and why she and KGW are committed to being part of the solution to ending youth homelessness.

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