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Conversations on Youth Success (and Drinks!)

Have you been looking to learn more about Oregon’s education system? The Institute for Youth Success invites you to join us for Empowered Hour.

Empowered Hours are casual gatherings where you can learn about the most pressing issues in education, and meaningful opportunities for effecting change. We bring the experts to you in a series of intimate and informal happy hour conversations focused on topics that are tailored to your interest.

Join us to sip, converse and learn about innovative ideas that are changing the way we teach and support youth.

Upcoming: Workforce Development and CTE

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming is intended to help youth and adults seamlessly transition into postsecondary education and work, both options and not one or the other. Federal reauthorization of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act in July 2018 will help shape the organization and delivery of CTE over the coming decade. Join us to learn more about key provisions contained within the legislation and its potential effects on state and local education policy. Discussion to be facilitated by national recognized CTE expert, Steve Klein.

Date and Time

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.


Bottle + Kitchen (in Hotel Rose)

50 Southwest Morrison Street

Portland, OR 97204


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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.

Past Event Topics

  • Exciting Developments in Education: 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: 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.
  • Scholarship Programs and College Success: Scholarship programs can be structured so that they better support the success of students in college. Michelle Hodara from Education Northwest presented on insights gained from recent evaluations of several scholarship programs.
  • Bringing Brain Science into Education: 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.