Elevate Oregon is changing lives in Parkrose! We’re giving Black and BIPOC youth the skills and tools to reach meaningful careers and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. We mentor, inspire and advocate for youth who face too many barriers to success. Our services are even more critical in this unprecedented year. Through our elective classes in school and 24/7, long-term, 1-to-1 support, we are empowering kids to make and meet their own goals.
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Over the last four years, we’ve seen attendance increase by 20%, and 95% of Elevate seniors have graduated from high school. We’re keeping kids in a hard-hit community connected and thriving through the power of relationships. Elevate youth learn and embody our core character qualities and life skills, brought to life through experiential learning, group activities and discussions. In a highly diverse district, kids are developing the leadership qualities, capabilities and confidence needed for success.
“Elevate helped me grow as a person and a student. They helped me push myself academically, and taught me to be the bigger person in tough situations. They provided work experience through Little Lift and through basketball camps. Every experience in Elevate was a fun learning experience. Every person at Elevate has been there for me, whenever I needed help, inside and outside of school.” —Elevate Oregon 2020 senior