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Conversations on Youth Success (and Drinks!)

Has your company been looking to get involved in public education and youth development, but hasn’t known where to start? Our goal is to offer the Oregon business community a casual, informal way to learn about the most pressing issues, groundbreaking concepts, and meaningful opportunities for participating in public education and youth development.

This fall, the Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest is excited to launch Empowered Hour: Conversations on Youth Success (and Drinks!). We invite you to sip, converse, and learn about innovative ideas that are changing the way we teach and support youth. We’ll bring the experts to you in a series of intimate and informal happy hour conversations focused on topics that are tailored to your interests. Join us to create a vibrant learning community that is focused on helping all young people reach their full potential.

Upcoming Empowered Hour Events

Scholarship Programs and College Success
Wednesday, February 28, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Location TBD
Scholarship programs can be structured so that they better support the success of students in college. Our experts will discuss what we’ve been learning through recent evaluations of several scholarship programs.
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Bringing Brain Science into Education
Wednesday, April 11, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Location TBD
Many students experience high levels of stress, trauma, and adverse experiences. Learn about how trauma-informed schools restructure education to be more responsive to the brain and to create more welcoming learning environments. Registration coming soon!

Past Events

Exciting Developments in Education
Wednesday, November 1, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Bridgeport Brewery, Heritage Room, 1313 NW Marshall St, Portland
Learn about ways educators are working to improve the state’s graduation rate and get Oregon youth ready for school.

Building Workforce Readiness Traits in Students
Wednesday, December 6, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Coopers Hall, Mezzanine, 404 SE 6th Ave, Portland
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is key to success in school, work and life. Learn more about SEL, including the latest research and why it matters.


Learn how you can become a sponsor of one or more of these events.

Education Northwest is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. We do our work through a combination of federal funds, state and local contracts, and gifts from people like you. Our federal tax ID number is 93-0553346.