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About Us Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Boys & Girls Clubs are located in underserved communities and are uniquely equipped to provide enrichment programs to youth while empowering them with a sense of belonging and security. Clubs surround members with caring, trained staff that engage them in nationally proven evidence-based youth development programs. Program areas include leadership and community service; academic enrichment; science and technology; performing and visual arts; personal health and fitness; college prep and workforce training; and recreation and sports leadership leagues. The Facts Founded: 1946 6 Clubhouses in Portland Metro School Extension Sites in 2 Districts Membership: $25 per year
Our Programs education & career
character & leadership
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health sports, Fitness performing & life skills & recreation & visual arts
Our Members 44 56
13,386 youth served in 2014
1,334 youth served per day on average 3
CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP
empowering youth to become
responsible, caring citizens who are engaged leaders in their schools and communities.
of Club members report taking on leadership roles in their Club and community.
Character & Leadership
character & leadership programs Keystone & Torch Clubs Keystone Club and Torch Club are unique, smallgroup leadership programs for young people ages 11 to 13 and 14 to 18. Youth participate, both in and out of the Club, in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service.
Kids in Focus
Youth of the Year
Kids in Focus is a mentorship program where individuals with highest needs get one-on-one attention from caring, adult mentors. This program helps youth develop strong character and build social and emotional skills.
Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs of Americaâ€™s premier recognition program, celebrating the achievements of Club teens. Teens are selected based on values of leadership service; academic excellence; and healthy lifestyles.
CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP
of BGCP seniors graduate high school in 2015.
Education & Career
education & career programs Power Hour
Summer Brain Gain
Power Hour represents time dedicated daily in the each of our Clubs where staff lead activities, and provide resources and tutoring designed to inspire Club members at every age to become self-directed learners.
Offered in Clubs during the summer, Brain Gain is an interactive, educational program dedicated to eliminating the accumulative learning loss during summer break prevalent in youth from underserved communities.
Novel Studies allows youth to engage in literature in a meaningful way with their peers. Members grades 1-6 meet once a week to read culturally responsive books and engage in dialogue and enrichment activities that bring the book to life.
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EDUCATION & CAREER
Nurturing a positive, supportive
learning environment that helps youth be successful in school and participate in creating a responsible plan for their future.
HEALTH & LIFE SKILLS
providing basic needs and equipping youth with the tools to develop lifelong healthy habits and take ownership of their personal health and well-being.
144,051 meals were served to BGCP youth in 2014-2015.
Health & Life Skills
health & LIFE SKILLS programs SMART Moves SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) is a prevention and education program for youth ages 8-12 that addresses risk behavior such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity.
Kids Cafe & Food Service Kids CafĂŠ, with assistance from USDA & ODE, provides free meals and snacks to youth at our Blazers, Inukai, and Wattles Clubs. Meal and snack services are also provided at all school sites and our Regence Club, thanks to local school districts.
Healthy Habits Healthy Habits is designed to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience, Healthy Habits emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being.
HEALTH & LIFE SKILLS
of Club members participate in healthy physical activities at least 3 days a week.
Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Fitness & Recreation programs Triple Play
Triple Play strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.
With an emphasis on leadership and sportsmanship, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland offers fun, affordable sports leagues for members. League sports include soccer, basketball, and flag football.
Every year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro hosts Clubs from across Oregon and SW Washington to compete in chess, checkers, bumper pool, pool, table tennis, and foosball. Youth showcase their skills, make new friends, and practice good sportsmanship.
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FITNESS & RECREATION
Energizing youth to stay active, helping to reduce stress, and enhance social and interpersonal skills.
PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS
inspiring youth to explore artistic expression through drawing, painting, music, dance, theater, printmaking, and more. 12
1,282 Club members participated in art programs at BGCP in 2014-2015.
Performing & Visual Arts
Performing & Visual Arts programs National Fine Arts
National Fine Arts gives youth the opportunity to showcase their artwork in local and regional art shows and participate in a national art competition. This encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6 to 18 across all mediums.
Clubs strive to provide youth with diverse performing arts programs that focus on theater, music, and dance. Through these programs, youth enhance creative expression and problem solving, confidence building, and collaboration skills.
Youth are given license to create and explore their talents through a variety of hands-on courses such as sculpture, printmaking, drawing, tie dying, collage, and more.
teens participated in BGCP Nightscape programs in 2014-2015.
Teen Programs YouthForce
The YouthForce program, sponsored by Key Bank, is a unique employment and career development opportunity for teens that provides job readiness training, employment opportunities, and overall career planning. Teens participating in the program are currently working at Portland Timbers and Thorns games at Providence Park.
All Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland facilities have designated teen-only areas that provide a separate space apart from younger members, where teens can relax, socialize, participate in age-appropriate programs, and seek assistance with academic, personal, health-related or employment needs.
Nightscape is Boys & Girls Clubs of Portlandâ€™s weekend program for teens. On Friday and Saturday nights, Clubs open their doors for teens to play basketball and engage in structured activities each week. Nightscape is made possible through support from the Schnitzer CARE Foundation.
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TEEN OPPORTUNITIES | FINANCES
supporting teens through caring relationships that build trust, set responsible boundaries, and help them to make self-directed, positive choices.
Our Finances 2013-2014
Be a Catalyst
“The Wattles Boys & Girls Club has made me who I am today. When I entered high school, I didn’t think I’d go to college. Now I’m a senior, and I’ve been accepted to two four-year universities.”
Coming Soon - Rockwood Boys & Girls Club
-Bryan Gastelum-Plata, Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro and the state of Oregon.
“The Club has been a lifeline in providing my son social support and time with other kids he otherwise wouldn’t have in Portland during his visit over summer break. Thank you for helping us to keep our family strong!” -Jaxon Mitchell, parent
The Community of Rockwood has become one of Multnomah County’s most diverse communities celebrating rich cultural and ethnically diverse populations.
Today, The Rockwood community faces critical challenges that place youth at tremendous risk. With the largest concentration of youth under the age of 18 within the metro region, Rockwood has led the State for lowest academic performance, largest concentration of registered child welfare cases, and arguably the highest incidences of crime in our region’s history. The City of Gresham envisions a new Boys & Girls Club in Rockwood as a catalyst for change in this critically underserved community. Follow the progress at www.bgcportland.org/catalyst.
location & contact Blazers Club
Inukai Family Club
5250 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97211 503.232.8480
560 SE 3rd Ave. Hillsboro, OR 97123 503.640.4558
Jack Will and Rob Club 2033 NE Ione St. Camas, WA 98607 360.817.9966
7119 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland, OR 97202503.238.6868
4430 N. Trenton Portland, OR 97203 503.853.8678
Parkrose School District Shaver Elementary Russell Academy Sacramento Elementary
Reynolds School District Margaret Scott Elementary
9330 SE Harold St. Portland, OR 97266 503.775.1549
@bgcportland | www.bgcportland.org Administrative Offices/Mailing Address: 8203 SE 7th Ave, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97202 | 503.232.0077
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