Youth-led groups in Multnomah County can apply for up to $1000 to develop a youth-led project that addresses violence in their community. This is a unique opportunity for youth in schools, after-school programs, and within organizations to put together a project proposal around an issue of violence that directly impacts them.
The following criteria must be met in order to be considered:
1. This application MUST be written BY YOUTH (ages 12-25)
2. The project must be LED by youth, as it is for youth.
3. Must address some form of violence.
Applications are due Friday, February 7th, 2020 by 11:59PM.
The Oregon Community Foundation with the assistance of the PGE Foundation and the Harry & Marguerite Kendall Fund helped us award the following:
- Reynolds HS Women’s Empowerment Club $1,000 - Hosted event responding to Sexual & Dating Violence
- PCC - Associated Students of PCC $1,000 - Created Anti Blackness art installation
- Youth Educating Police $1,000 - Held Police and Community relations talk
- Parkrose HS Peacemakers $1,000 - Created event exploring efficacy of restorative justice
- Reynolds HS Students 4 Equity Club $1,000 - Hosted event addressing discrimination based on race & immigration status
Multnomah County Health Department ($2000) Multnomah County Health Department helped us fund two additional youth-led projects:
- Wood Village Building Towards Success $1,000 - Hosted gang violence awareness community meetings
- Youth Environmental Justice Alliance $1,000 - Created video on restorative justice practices
- Muslim Student Alliance, Madison High School
- Two Spirit Safe Space Alliance, NAYA Early College Academy
- POIC Lents Campus
- IRCO: Africa House Youth Council
- EMERJ-Safe Now, Grant High School
- Africa House Youth Advisory Council, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
- Insights Teen Parent Services, Janus Youth Program
- The Principal’s Squad, Rosemary Anderson High School, New Columbia
- Troutdale Teen Council, Troutdale Library