Elevate Oregon delivers, “An invitation to achieve” to urban youth. It is an empowering, efficient, year-round mentoring program centered on raising graduation rates and post-secondary enrollment, while also striving to create “generational firsts”, offering students the tools they need to become future leaders in our region.
Our wrap-around approach is aligned with school district goals for learning, student retention, and equity. Our accredited, age/grade appropriate curriculum focuses on engaging young people in seven character qualities and six life-skills that form the foundation for accomplishment. Our TMs involve students in their own success by developing strategies and supports for academic achievement, personal responsibility, and building the resilience needed to meet challenges head-on.
A stable, consistent, adult relationship can be life-changing. For many of our students, the relationship they have with their TM is one of the first caring adult bonds they have ever had. Our TMs reflect the diversity of our students, and they’re trained to develop relationships with hard-to-reach youth. Through culturally relevant, individually tailored mentoring that reinforce the core values of Elevate, our students get the kind of encouragement, attention, and support they need for success.
Beyond school, Elevate Oregon is engaging kids to develop life-long leadership skills through year-round programming. Programs such as Little Lift, provide our students opportunities to practice skills learned in the classroom.