MIKE’s mission is to educate and mentor underserved students to lead healthy lives personally, in their school community, and beyond.
How does MIKE achieve its mission? MIKE is building lifelong opportunities for underserved youth by guiding them toward healthy lifestyles, equipping them and their mentors with leadership skills, and engaging health professionals in career mentoring.
Bottom Line for Portland
MIKE specifically serves in the Portland metro area communities most affected by health disparities and adverse health outcomes. This means we are typically working with communities of color and lower- income communities. Additional funding support from the Give!Guide campaign will allow MIKE to expand programming to impact additional vulnerable youth in the coming year.
"For more than 11 years, MIKE has showcased its flexibility in expanding curriculum to cover relevant health issues that are impactful and meaningful to our students. They reinforce the health content by engaging mentors who provide our students with direct contact with individuals who represent a broad range of healthcare professions and experiences. That’s why I believe that MIKE has contributed to some of the most important curriculum I’ve delivered at De La Salle North Catholic High School". - David Mickola, Health & PE Teacher
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We emphasize diversity, inclusion and equity in everything we do. This starts with our staff, various boards, and volunteer mentors and can be most seen in the actual content of the program. MIKE ensures that a variety of cultural perspectives are considered when developing curriculum, making organizational decisions, recruiting mentors and guest speakers who represent the backgrounds of the students we serve, and in how the program content is delivered to students.
The first $5,000 in donations will be matched, dollar for dollar, thanks to a generous donor.
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Year Founded: 2003
Tax ID: 45-052064
MIKE Program is in the Health category which is sponsored by CareOregon