The Kids First Project Blog

May 18, 2018

Business for Good: Kerry Horton’s First Plate LLC

Hi Kids First Project readers! My name is Kerry Horton, the current President of Lincoln High School’s Kids First Project chapter and the Communications Director of Kids First Project. Outside of Kids First Project, I run a business called First Plate LLC. I founded my biscotti business during my sophomore year in high school (2016) after I had injured myself via sports and found that I had spare time on my hands with a passion for baking and a curiosity for running a business. Ever since, I have been successfully supplying local coffee shops with biscotti. With the profits I’ve made from the sales, I have given some of it to Portland Homeless Family Solutions and Kids First Project.

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May 14, 2018

April 2018 Field Trip: Oregon Zoo

On April 7th, 2018, I, along with three other teen volunteers from across the Portland-metro area, had the opportunity to take three families from the PHFS 13th Salmon shelter to the Oregon Zoo. Despite torrential rain, the field trip was a clear success!

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October 7, 2017

A Letter to United Nations Ambassador Haley

Read Alisha's letter to United Nations Ambassador Haley.

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October 6, 2017

Board Member Spotlight: Ashley Lin, Scholarship Director

Read our interview with Kids First Project's Scholarship Director.

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April 19, 2017

Technology for Youth Activism

When I set out to create my nonprofit, Kids First Project, two years ago, I quickly realized that my biggest challenge would be to find a way to effectively engage my community on the issue of youth homelessness.

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April 18, 2017

Volunteer of the Month: Sydney Buffonge

Sixteen and a current student at St. Mary's Academy, Sydney brings an endless amount of enthusiasm to our program nights at PHFS. Read on to learn more about her work with Kids First Project, her awesome Miniature Schnauzer, and her adventures in the beautiful PNW!

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January 17, 2017

Program Nights at Turning Point!

Hi guys! My name is Emily Ma and I am a volunteer leader and the Director of Finance and Administration.This is my first time writing a blog post but I'm so excited to write about my amazing experiences at our location in SW Portland.

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