Now Open: Annual Parent Survey

Parents – your experience matters!

If you are a parent in Oregon City with one or more children in grades 5 and up, we want to hear from you!
You may have already received an invitation to this year’s survey in an email from the School District.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you can follow this link to help us gather this crucial information.
OCT’s annual Parent Survey is due May 20.
Thank you for helping us to keep Oregon City’s kids healthy & safe!
And, while you’re here, check out these top ten things Parents can do for a safe graduation season:
Top 10 things PARENTS can do safe prom

Marijuana: Community Awareness Forum

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

Perception or Reality? Town Hall on Youth Marijuana and Alcohol Use

Parents and Mentors of young people, come learn about what is happening with youth in Oregon City. OCT is hosting a panel and Q & A session to help us re-think our assumptions about Oregon City's youth marijuana and alcohol use.  Bring your questions, share your thoughts, and plan a better future!

Parents and Mentors of young people, come learn about what is happening with youth in Oregon City. OCT is hosting a panel and Q & A session to help us re-think our assumptions about Oregon City’s youth marijuana and alcohol use.
Bring your questions, share your thoughts, and plan a better future!

Open House for a Healthy & Drug-Free Future

hosted by Oregon City Together
Thursday December 5th
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Ainsworth House & Gardens
You won’t want to miss this… We are gaining momentum and want your input!
The Oregon City Together coalition is dedicated to supporting positive community practices that reduce youth substance abuse. The December 5th Open House is an introduction to our work and an invitation to be a part of it.
We will have slides and displays for you to look over, the chance to weigh in with your ideas, and you can meet some of the people who have been laying the groundwork to bring us this far.  Program begins around 5:00 and includes the *world premiere* of the Positive Media Youth Team videos!

Come learn about Oregon City’s opportunities for a healthy & drug-free future.

Contact us:  ocitytogether@gmail.com, 503-785-7994
*This event is generously supported by Ainsworth House and Haggen Northwest Fresh.
2013 Open House Flyer

Save the Date : Coalition Open House

This is your chance to see what the OCT coalition has been brewing and to jump into the stream with us!
Oregon City Together is a community coalition dedicated to cultivating positive community norms and practices that can reduce youth substance abuse. We are gaining momentum and want your input! The Open House is an introduction to our work and an invitation to be a part of it. We will also provide an overview of Oregon City’s challenges and opportunities based on our most current community assessment. Details here.
Thursday, December 5th
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Ainsworth House & Gardens  .  10130 S Lot Whitcomb Drive  .  Oregon City, OR  97045
 
Hope to see you there!
 

Positive Media Camp – sign-up extended!

Positive Media After-School Camp

 at Willamette Falls Media Center
“Media literacy enables students to interpret and make informed judgments as users of information and media. At the same time…they become skilful creators and producers of …media messages in their own right.” 
 ~ Rania Khaled Al Hussaini, Doha Center for Media Freedom
Wednesdays, 3pm – 6pm
October 2 to November 13
In seven weekly sessions this fall, teams of 7th 8th and 9th graders will work together on a county-wide Positive Media Team. Teams will create a 30-second broadcast- ready media message that can be posted on YouTube, Facebook, and on Public TV!
Twelve spots available for 7th 8th and 9th graders from Clackamas County.  $50 to register.
*Sign up by phone only after September 25th, 503-785-7994 or 503-785-7993.
Scholarships are available!  Contact Oregon City Together for more info.  ocitytogether@gmail.com.

Follow this link for registration details.Media camp flyer

September 24, 2012

Dinner makes a difference!

Finding Genius in Your Life: an evening with Michael Meade

“Genius is the basis for the deepest type of mentoring.  When true learning occurs genius teaches genius and both the teacher and the student grow.”

– Michael Meade

The original idea of genius refers to the natural spirit and inner qualities of a person; this includes their god-given talents as well as the way they are aimed at life. In that sense, everyone has a genius nature and something essential to give to the world. However, when neglected or rejected our natural genius can incite our worst inner demons.

Please join us for an evening of stories and poems and discussion of the many ways that the genius in us keeps finding meaningful ways for us to change and to grow.

We hope you can attend this evening of story and discussion with Michael Meade.  Friday September 14 at 7:00 pm.  Here is the link for tickets and information.
We appreciate your support and would like to ask you to help us by forwarding a link to this page to any groups or individuals who might benefit from this event.

For more information and registration visit the Mosaic website at: www.mosaicvoices.org
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Creative Mentoring Workshop: Registration Open

Online registration is now open for Michael Meade’s workshop on September 15th. Follow this link to reserve your space online.
*Late registration is welcome.  Please contact Oregon City Together if the $50 fee is a challenge — no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Creative Mentoring: story of the half-boy

A frame story for bringing mentors and young people together.  “Everybody goes into the river.  The question is if you come out whole or not.”  Michael Meade telling the story of the Half-Boy
 
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