Be Our Guest!

Our Holiday Open House is dedicated to YOU

Come celebrate with us and learn more about the ways we are helping to grow healthy & drug-free opportunities for our youth. Your support makes a difference, and it’s our turn to appreciate you!

Not sure how you fit in?

We are so grateful for the many kinds of support we continue to receive:
•    Subscribe & share our newsletter,
•    Help plan community events,
•    Give a one-time donation,
•    Become a coalition member,
•    Or be a champion for Oregon City Together in the community.

We hope you’ll bring a guest and join us for some inspiration, good food, good people, and a chance to win a weekend getaway in our silent auction!

Singer Hill Cafe
Tuesday December 8, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

RSVP here!

 

Smart Choices for our Youth

Conversations with young people about smart & safe life choices can sometimes feel tricky. We want everyone in our community to have the tools, support & inspiration they need to make these conversations easier and more effective.

As you know, our City Commission recently declared October Teen Traffic Safety Month in Oregon City and, along with the Angel5 campaign, the community has rallied around the families and friends of the young people lost to traffic incidents this year. 

To continue encouraging our youth to make smart and safe choices, we hope you will join us for an inspiring evening of information, support, and a little bit of magic. The evening will feature special guests and nationally renowned speakers Kevin Brooks and Robert Hackenson. 

Yes! This event will be engaging and interesting to everyone: parents, mentors, and youth. We will be premiering the Above the Influence/100 Reasons video from OCHS PioFest, and exploring other media tools for parents and youth alike.

We hope you plan to attend on Tuesday October 20th from 6-8pm at Oregon City High School.  You can follow this link for details and to RSVP.

About the Speakers:
Kevin
Kevin Brooks is a leading youth speaker on suicide prevention, overcoming obstacles and impaired driving. He is living proof that one poor choice can change one’s life forever. From his wheelchair, Kevin shares his life-changing story with audiences of all ages.
One minute he will have you laughing… The next minute he will have you crying… And by the end Kevin will have you so moved that you can say that your life has been forever changed from hearing his story. Read more here.
Robert Hackenson
AND, get ready to be “edutained” as professional speaker Robert Hackenson Jr. infuses magic, illusions, skits, and more to deliver a highly interactive educational experience.
Students are raving about Robert’s dynamic and memorable performance, and his unique way of tying in the magic to deliver messages that will be remembered.
Smart Choices postcard-save-the-date

Mark your Calendar!

Smart Choices for a Safe Future: Parent/Youth Forum

Join us for an inspiring evening of information, support, and a little bit of magic, featuring special guests and nationally renowned speakers Kevin Brooks and Robert Hackenson.

Kevin Brooks is a leading youth speaker on suicide prevention, overcoming obstacles and impaired driving. He is living proof that one poor choice can change one’s life forever. From his wheelchair, Kevin shares his life-changing story with audiences of all ages.

AND, get ready to be “edutained” as professional speaker Robert Hackenson Jr. infuses magic, illusions, skits, and more to deliver a highly interactive educational experience.  Students are raving about Robert’s dynamic and memorable performance, and his unique way of tying in the magic to deliver messages that will be remembered.

Oregon City High School, Tuesday October 20th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Open to all ages
Doors open at 5:45
Free dinner and childcare for ages 5 and up

Sponsored by Clackamas County Safe Communities, Oregon City Together, OCHS Pioneers, Oregon Impact, and OC Community Education.

Read more here.

Video available online

If you missed our spring Community Forum on Marijuana & Youth, you can now view it online. Here is a sample taken from Eric Martin’s keynote address.

Visit OCT’s YouTube channel to see the panel discussion, Judge Laraine McNiece’s talk, and more clips from Eric Martin.
You can view the full forum by following this link.

National Night Out

Thank you again to Mayor Neeley and all of the good sports who helped create such a fun National Night Out! Here are just a few pics, including cameos from our City Council and Chief of Police. It was great fun for all, and we are hoping that next year's cream pies will be just as thrilling. :-)

Thank you again to Mayor Neeley and all of the good sports who helped create such a fun National Night Out! Here are just a few pics, including cameos from our City Council and Chief of Police. It was great fun for all, and we are hoping that next year’s cream pies will be just as thrilling. 🙂

Marijuana: Community Awareness Forum

Save the date: April 9, 2015 for the “Teens & Marijuana: Changing Landscape Ahead” Community Forum.

 

Oregon City’s bright future

Did you know?

73% of Oregon adults disapprove of underage drinking.

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With positive norms like this, we have every reason to believe that we can make a difference in reducing alcohol use by our youth.  Oregon City Together wants to partner with parents and mentors to learn more about the conversations we can have to keep our future healthy & drug-free.

If you are active with a Parent or Mentor organization, we would love to connect with you! Contact us for more information. ocitytogether@gmail.com or 503-785-7994.

And you can learn more about the State of Oregon’s positive community norms campaign at www.OregonmORe.com.

Seeking Office Support

Oregon City Together is growing!

To help us keep up with our many partners and projects in the community, we are currently accepting applications for part-time office support.

The ideal applicant lives in Oregon City, cares for the community and its future, and truly loves organizing & sharing information.  The position description can be viewed here: Job Description Administrative Asst.

Interested?  Please mail your resume and a cover letter that describes your involvement in the community to Oregon City Together, 1404 7th Street, Oregon City OR 97045.  We look forward to meeting you!