JOIN US!

happy_holidays_599Our 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 fun prizes!

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

RSVP here!

Prescription Drug Take-Back – This Saturday!

screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-11-34-46-amClackamas County will be hosting a no questions asked, prescription drug take-back this Saturday! This provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs.

If you have expired or unwanted prescription drugs, this is an easy way to dispose of them. For more information call 503-785-5077 or email crimeprevention@clackamas.us

Documentary Presentation: Generation Found

slide1 Join Oregon City Together to watch the one-time screening of an amazing and powerful documentary, Generation Found. Focusing around youth addiction and recovery, Generation Found tells the moving story about a community coming together to revolutionize youth addiction recovery and drug prevention in their hometown.

Date: Monday, October 24th

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Regal Hilltop Theater in Oregon City

Oregon City Together has purchased your ticket for you! If you would like to attend this viewing for free, please contact Kayla Vodka, Coalition Coordinator, at kayla.vodka@orecity.k12.or.us to reserve tickets in your name. We will also be raffling off fun prizes and have some giveaways!

You are also welcome to go online to buy tickets if you would prefer. You can visit https://gathr.us/screening/reserve/17870 to do so.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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.

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Oregon City Teens: We need your opinion!

Your input is greatly appreciated.

We are collecting input from the community to determine if there is a need for a Community Center.  Such a center would provide activities, programs and resources for residents in the Oregon City area.

Within the Community Center, there would a Teen Center section designated for teenage students. The Teen Center portion of the building would be built and designed for teenagers, with their interests, needs, and wants in mind.

The following survey is geared towards that portion of the project.  Your honest opinions will help us in our decision to promote this project to completion.  All answers will be kept anonymous.

Follow this link to share your opinions.  And thank you for your help!

Gardiner Middle School is Above the Influence!

It was National Drug Facts Week last week — can you pass the quiz?

Drug Facts Week gave Oregon City Together another great opportunity to partner with our schools and talk with students about the choices they are making.

We asked Gardiner Middle School students what keeps them “Above the Influence” and here’s what they told us:

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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.