Spring Transitions Fair!

2016 Spring ForumAs you know, the years between 5th and 9th grades can be awkward and confusing.  Change doesn’t always come easily, and it helps to have some support along the way.

Join us for this free event with food, fun & prizes AND a face-off between Gardiner & Ogden schools!  Let’s see which school can turn out the most attendance… whoever has the most students show up will have the privilege of carrying out a Vice Principal silly-string assault.

Free hot dogs, cotton candy and prizes! Come hear Gardiner’s Jazz Band & visit the Photo Booth. We have 15 different mini-sessions for you to choose from — interesting to students and parents alike.

See some of the amazing sessions we have in store for you… here is a sneak-peek at the evening’s schedule:  Transitions Fair Sessions 2016

Please register in advance so we know that we that we will see the wonderful you!

Click on the image above, or this link to register.

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!

 

Finding Kind

All 6th, 7th and 8th grade Gardiner and Ogden students are welcome to join in on a FREE event coming December 1st from 5-7pm at Gardiner Middle School. This event has an amazing message about anti-bullying, shown through a documentary film.

This message is based on the powerful belief in KINDness that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl “crime.”  Two young women who created this film decided to create change by giving females a platform to speak out about this universal experience.

It will be an evening full of opportunities to listen, watch and speak out about these issues girls everywhere find themselves in. There will be free pizza and treats provided. Parents are encouraged to come with their students for this awesome event. So mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on this FREE FINDING KIND experience!

For more information please contact Lisa Lee……. llee@nwfs.org or 503-785-8205

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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.
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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.

Our first ever Volunteer Meeting!

Oregon City Together is holding a meeting for neighbors, parents, and friends who might be interested in helping with the April 9th Marijuana Community Awareness Forum and other upcoming projects. If you’re committed to the health of our community’s youth, we’ve got a job for you!
This will be a chance to meet each other and get a more personal introduction to OC Together. We’ll give a brief overview of where we are now as an organization, what we’ve accomplished so far, and what we are hoping to see in the future. Project sign-up sheets will be available for the Marijuana Community Forum, standing work groups, and other future needs.
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11th from 1:00 – 2:30 pm in Room 209 at Eastham School (1404 7th Street in Oregon City). Questions? Contact Elizabeth at ocitytogether (at) gmail.com.