OregonASK Partners

Oregon Afterschool for Kids Expanded Learning Partnership is a network of partners supporting youth and families by providing and advocating for access to afterschool and summer programs, including: child care, recreation, education, content specific, and youth development opportunities. The power of this network is in the Partners who continue to participate and value the connection and resources provided by being part of a statewide and national network. Here is a little more about some of the amazing Partners who participate in OregonASK and how they contribute to this work.

Airway Science for Kids, Inc.
Our mission and work is to create equity through aviation STEM education. We welcome you to come visit a program, sign up to get our newsletter or share information about other opportunities for our youth and families. Contact Don Amon with questions, dona@airwayscience.org or 503-784-2743, or find out more at airwayscience.org.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan
Our mission is to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to discover their full potential as caring, engaged, responsible community members. We invite you to find out more about what we do and how you could get connected HERE. You can contact Kaitlin Skreen or Beverly Aije or call 971-401-6154 with questions about our program or getting connected.

Camp Fire Columbia
Our Values: We believe engaged, confident and well-rounded youth today can build thriving communities tomorrow. We carry the following values with us as we provide high quality programming to a diverse population of youth. Our Promise: Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within.
All are welcome to visit a program site, contact Kirsi Baird-Barber with questions or visit www.campfirecolumbia.org to learn more about Camp Fire Columbia.

Children’s First for Oregon
Read through 2019 Children’s Agenda Legislative Concepts to see what Oregonians are doing to support children in our state and to get informed about this years legislative session!

FIRST Robotics/ORTOP
Our Mission: To open doors to the worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Oregon’s youth by providing educational opportunities featuring robotics with special emphasis on maximizing the diversity of those participating Students across Oregon put their inventions to the test this spring during a series of competitions. Check out the Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program (ORTOP) website to see amazing work being done by Oregon youth and stay informed!

MESA
Join Oregon MESA in shining the spotlight on the inventions of middle and high school students with their annual MESA Day each spring where teams present products and engage with Portland State students and faculty, as well as industry partners.

Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council
The Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council (ODNC) works on behalf of all dairy farm families and dairy processors throughout the state of Oregon. They actively support and participate in work across the state to support healthy youth initiatives both in and out of school. Contact Director of Youth Wellness, Crista Hawkins at chawkins@odncouncil.org or 503-229-5033 with questions or find out more here.

Portland Public Schools
Our mission: Every student by name prepared for college, career and participation as an active community member, regardless of race, income or zip code. Find out more here about how PPS supports expanded learning opportunities, particularly to address issues of access and equity. Contact Program Manager, Nancy Hauth at nhauth@pps.net or 503-916-3230 with questions. 

State Library of Oregon
As the state library, they provide leadership and resources to continue growing vibrant library services for Oregonians with print disabilities, the Legislature and state government, and all Oregonians through local libraries. They have been an active partner of OregonASK since its inception, a key player in connecting with families in the out of school space and equipping communities with resources for youth. Find out more at https://www.oregon.gov/library or reach out to Youth Services Consultant Greta Bergquist at greta.bergquist@state.or.us or 503-378-2528.

Washington County Kids
Washington County Kids hosted a series of Community Conversations in 2018-19 throughout Washington County. As a result of these conversations, they have compiled a report on the Imperative to Act to help understand Washington County needs. Afterschool care is one area of need highlighted in the report.

Oregon Alliance of Y’s
OregonASK and the Oregon Alliance of Y’s have been increasing our work together- most notably in the area of Out-of-School Time Health and Wellness. Renea Wood worked with the Alliance of Y’s while serving as a White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellow. She spent ten months studying afterschool and expanded learning policy and developing state-level policy plans in partnership with OregonASK and the National Afterschool Alliance. This relationship allowed us a great opportunity to establish stronger collaborative partnerships with YMCA’s across Oregon.