Four standout students from the ACE Mentor Program of Oregon honed their college-and-career aspirations this summer at the University of Colorado, where they joined peers from other Western states at a regional ACE Summer Camp.
Students from Portland Public Schools and the David Douglas School District are donning hard hats this summer to explore careers in construction through hands-on learning.
Some PWA volunteers are company leaders; others are just starting out. Either way, they share a common desire to help Portland teenagers gain access to good careers. (We often hear them saying, “I wish someone had helped ME figure this stuff out when I was in high school!”)
We love accompanying Portland high school students when they go behind-the-scenes at leading employers for real-world career exploration. See photos and read student feedback here.
The PWA board of directors elected seven new board members and a fresh slate of officers to lead the nonprofit organization in 2017-18.