Community partnership hits a new high.
Presidents Kath and Katie have been blown away the response to our annual fundraiser for the YouthBuild program at LearningWorks. In the past, Portland Sunrise members have purchased items from students' holiday wish lists. This year, with the uncertainty of the Pandemic still upon us, we decided to raise funds for the program itself, setting an aggressive goal of $2,000. As of this morning, President Katie reports that we have surpassed our goal, raising $2,435!
The YouthBuild program serves teens and young adults who have struggled to find their way in the traditional education system. Since 1994, the program has helped young people aged 16-24 who need an alternative to traditional high school successfully transition to adulthood through an alternative education model that includes HiSET exam preparation, construction and culinary skills training, leadership development, work readiness instruction, case management and life skills.