Enrollment for this program is: OPEN

The Urban League of Portland and The C.E.N.T.E.R. are enrolling Black and Brown high school youth to The L.I.F.E. Series. A weekly workshop series that focuses on leadership, identity, the future, and empowerment.
Youth will receive a paid stipend for engaging and completing workshops in addition to a free meal. Workshops start on January 10th from 4:00-6:00 pm and will run every Thursday until May 30th.

Once enrolled, youth are able to take advantage of tutoring, advocacy/mentorship, and have the potential to attend professional development opportunities both in and out of state. All students are welcome and encouraged to apply on the ulpdx.org website or by contacting Dreya Williams at 971-207-3489.

High School (Click here to enroll)
Mondays 4:00-6:00: Drop in homework hours and 1×1 support with a youth advocate.
Thursdays 4:00-6:00: L.I.F.E. Series workshop

*Occasional weeknight/weekend field trips throughout the year.

Middle School (Click here to enroll)
Tuesdays 4:00-6:00: Drop in homework hours and 1×1 support with youth advocate.

*Occasional weeknight/weekend field trips throughout the year.

Monday Homework Club
* 1×1 advocacy to support youth navigating school and personal lives
* Computer and internet access for completion of school assignments
* Coordination with schools to provide in-depth support to youth

Leadership Development
* Learn the 5 Core Principles of Leadership: Accountability, Empowerment, Interdependence, Balance and Leverage
* Develop strong interpersonal skills
* Become confident in public speaking and civic/community engagement

Community Service
* Creates professional experiences and gives youth a competitive edge in college applications, scholarships and jobs
* Empowers youth to take action and serve their community beyond the provided volunteer opportunities
* Strengthens the community through service, awareness and visibility

Postsecondary Education Workshops
* Learn about FAFSA, scholarships and student loans
* Practice filling out college applications
* Financial literacy trainings, and professional mentorship connections


Dreya Williams