Programs

With our Program Director, we are currently developing program books, including our already existing Kid Time Host Activity Book, to use for our programs.

Lead and Inspire Peer Mentoring


Lead and Inspire was founded by Claire Keepers.

Poeteen

"The events would vary from reading/sharing favorite poems of well-known poets and discussing the meaning and techniques used, doing “springboard” writing exercises and writing poems, bringing in guest speakers, holding open mics, brainstorming about how to expand, having peer editing sessions, etc. I want to expose teenagers to poetry who haven’t studied it much before, and I want teens who already have a passion for it to continue exploring their potential. These meetings will connect youth poets around Portland and allow us to spread the ‘revolution’.

I’ve started a similar initiative with Albertina Kerr, with a bit different focus. At Albertina Kerr, the goal is to have teens teaching depressed or at risk youth about poetry and helping them realize the healing qualities poetry holds. I was hoping to see if anyone who attends the IPRC meetings would be willing to volunteer with me at Albertina Kerr, and eventually expand to other similar programs."

- Founder Sophia Mautz

Physical Activity

With classic games like Duck, Duck, Goose and the parachute game, we teach children teamwork and communication while also promoting an active lifestyle through our physical activity programs. We will also be bringing in sport specific activities to help children become involved in team sports as well as different forms of exercise, such as yoga.

Arts and Crafts

To spark creativity and passion is to create a whole new perspective for a child. With our arts and crafts activities, children will be able to explore the world of colors and endless ideas to release stress and promote imagination.

Tutoring

With an emphasis on education and support in academic achievement, our one on one tutoring will bring in volunteers of all ages, whether it is a math teacher or high school chemistry student, to bring their expertise to teach a child in shelter. Giving direct attention and guidance, the children in shelter will be equipped with the skills and material necessary to succeed in school.

Life Skills Classes

We provide fun, interactive classes on skills to promote the well being and health of our children, such as classes on treating your body right through healthy eating and exercise, stress relieving exercises, and civic and government classes from Lincoln’s Constitution Team.

Lead and Inspire Peer Mentoring

Leading and inspiring youth to ensure that the obstacles they face do not define who they are.

Poeteen

Reviving the appeal and study of poetry for youth.

Life Skills Classes

Fun, interactive classes that teach skills that promote the well-being and health of our children.

Physical Activity

Classic activities that promote teamwork and communication, as well as an active lifestyle.

Arts and Crafts

Sparking creativity and passion in children to create a whole new perspective.

Tutoring

One-on-one tutoring between volunteers and children to help them succeed.

Academic Activities

Assisting youth in school with field trips and educational activities like read aloud.


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