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. Click HERE for more information about some of the amazing Partners who participate in OregonASK and how they contribute to this work.

Many of these partners participate in quarterly Partner Meetings or work groups, CLICK HERE to find out more about getting connected with OregonASK.

OregonASK Partner List 

Airway Science for Kids
Boys and Girls Clubs of America                                                                    
Camp Fire Columbia 
Champions Before and After School
Chess for Success                                        
Fight Crime: Invest In Kids Oregon       
FIRST Robotics/ORTOP                                           
Foundation for Family Science & Engineering
Inclusive Child Care Program
Corporation for National and Community Service     
 My Voice Music
Multnomah County – SUN Schools
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education
Oregon Employment Department – Office of Child Care
Oregon Alliance for Arts Education
Oregon Dairy Council
Oregon Department of Education – Child Nutrition Programs
Oregon Department of Education – 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Oregon Department of Human Services – Children, Adults and Families
Oregon MESA
Oregon PTA
Oregon Recreation and Park Association
Oregon School Boards Association
Oregon State University 4-H Youth Development
OregonVolunteers
Portland Jewish Academy
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
Saturday Academy
Salem-Keizer Education Foundation
Self Enhancement Inc. 
SMILE
State Library of Oregon
SOLVE
YMCA of Columbia-Willamette 
United States Tennis Association
Washington County Kids
Woodburn After School Club

OregonASK Fiscal Agent

Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children

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!

Oregon 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.