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Opportunities for Friends of the Children Youth Only
Parkrose District (middle & high school)
Elevate Oregon is a mentoring program that builds long-term relationships with urban youth to promote education, self-relaince, and leadership.
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.
ASPIRE is a mentoring program that matches trained and supportive adult volunteer mentors with middle and high school students to develop a plan to help them meet their education goals beyond high school.
The goal of the GEAR UP program is to ensure that Oregon's low-income middle school and high school students are prepared for, pursue, and succeed in postsecondary education.
College Possible is making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support.
Upward Bound is a year-round program designed to improve students' academic and study skills in high school, to develop their career and educational plans, and to help them enter and succeed in higher education. PSU Upward Bound works with 1st generation high school students from Franklin High School, Grant High School, Jefferson Campus, Madison High School, and Benson High School.
The purpose is to identify, select, and deliver educational, career and cultural services to six-hundred students from 6th grade through 12th grade who are from low income families and whose parents have not graduated from college. Serving youth from Gresham and Centennial High.
For juniors and seniors at Friends of the Children
The Next Steps Project trains dedicated college students and graduates in the Portland metropolitan area to volunteer as "coaches" to a high school junior, senior, or recent graduate from Friends of the Children who is preparing for life after high school graduation.
Summer College Prep for Incoming High School Seniors
Natasha D. & Melissa S. will be offering summer support for incoming 12th graders interested in applying to college. Participants in the program will meet one-on-one with either Natasha or Melissa, and will finish the summer having completed their desired college applications.