Portland Youth Builders offers a holistic approach to youth development that incorporates high school education, job readiness training, community leadership and vocational education. Every week, students spend time helping community organizations and practicing their skills through hands-on job training in construction or computer technology. After graduation, PYB offers long term support to help students be successful in college, apprenticeships, or employment.

Interested youth can attend an information session on any Thursday at 3:30pm. Contact Portland Youth Builders for more information:

phone: (503) 286-9350 ext. 254
email: apply@pybpdx.org
web: www.pybpdx.org

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Portland Community College: Future Connect

Future Connect is an initiative to eliminate barriers when it comes to attending college while providing on-going support to help students once they get there. Future Connect is a scholarship program open to first generation or low income students who will have a high school diploma or GED within Multnomah County, the Hillsboro School District, or the Beaverton School District by the end of the year and will be attending PCC starting Fall Term 2015.

The scholarship application for current high school seniors will launch December 1, 2014.

To find out more information visit PCC's website.

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette’s Health Equity Youth Advocates Program (HEYA!) prepares young people (ages 15-21) to partner with doctors, nurses and medical students to effectively talk with youth about their sexual health. HEYA! participants give health care providers feedback through workshops and mock doctor’s visits.

HEYA! Participants will:

  • Construct and lead workshops for health care providers about ways to effectively communicate to young patients about confidentiality, youth rights and their sexual health;
  • Create a character to use in simulated doctor visits with health care providers to provide feedback on the interaction;
  • Produce original radio and video pieces. Learn to use radio and film equipment, explore health issues in a creative way and share your perspectives on the radio, internet and television.

Benefits of HEYA!:

  • "Train the trainer" experience
  • Get paid to give presentations
  • Produce radio and video pieces
  • Meet young people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Earn school credit for volunteering
  • Interact with health care providers as a peer, not a patient
  • Make a real difference in the health care system!

HEYA! meets twice a month, September through May. Meetings are typically held at 3727 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., but may be in other parts of town to make transportation easier for everyone. Meetings are currently scheduled for Tuesday. There is an option for additional days/times. Please contact Nili Yosha, HEYA! Coordinator, for more information on how to participate: 503-775-4931 x2537.