Join us for breakfast as we kick off our signature event of the year: the NW Youth Careers Expo. Our 2017 breakfast attracted 500 people (including 100+ great students), and featured these special speakers: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, renowned Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, Parkrose School District Superintendent Karen Gray and Grant High School Principal Carol Campbell.

Save the date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 7:30 am to 9 am (doors open at 7 am)
Place: Oregon Convention Center
Cost: Free, but donations and table sponsorships are welcome.
How to register: Registration opens fall 2017.

We invite you to:

  • Celebrate the work of our partners over the year.
  • Connect with other leaders in business, education and government who believe in developing young people’s career aspirations.
  • Meet students who were inspired by our career-education experiences.
  • Learn how you can get involved to help students graduate and become part of an educated, resilient workforce.

Employers: Thank you to generous breakfast sponsors for making this annual community event possible. Our 2017 event sponsors included Davidson Benefits Planning (gold sponsor), Nike (silver sponsor) and Tonkon Torp (bronze sponsor). Contact us with event sponsorship inquiries. We also have table sponsor opportunities.

Individuals: The breakfast is free, but you are welcome to donate to PWA to support high school students year-round by increasing their access to career-learning opportunities.  (You can donate when registering for the breakfast or through our main donation page.)