Our Kids

Our Kids in the Community

Our first academy at St. Andrew Nativity School was a great success. The 8 week program culminated with 20 7th and 8th graders attending an exciting tour of Oregon State University. In the two years since that first program, the Foundation has positively impacted the lives of over 150 Portland-area middle schoolers.

During 2011-12 school year, our programs visited Irvington and Hosford Middle Schools, both in NE Portland, and Rigler School in SE Portland.

In the 2012-13 year, the Foundation returned to Irvington Middle School to conduct the first year-long program. The initial results of the program show tremendous improvements in the kids’ test scores, demonstrating the powerful influence of the Academy. 

The Academy also moved east to HB Lee Middle School in the Reynolds School District for an 8 week program in the Spring. Impressive results has demand for the Foundation’s after school programs on the rise.