Youth Activities

Youth Activities

At POIC+RAHS we encourage our students and graduates to actively engage in activities and programs beyond the classroom. We offer a wide variety of opportunities for students to be involved in throughout the year, including afterschool programs, summer school and evening classes, work training, employment, paid summer internships, community development projects, and fitness camps and wellness programs. These programs and activities are designed to model ways for students to adopt new belief systems, restructure attitudes, and change behaviors in ways that will help them succeed in and out of school.


Summer Works

At POIC we recognize that our work does not end at high school graduation. As such, POIC is committed to serving our youth through the age of 25, providing ongoing employment services, post-secondary education and training opportunities, and a variety of social services supports. Whatever it takes to build a bridge to self-sufficiency. The Transitions Center is a drop-in space across the street from PCC Cascade where young adults come for support registering for classes, applying for financial aid, housing, or jobs, and accessing resources. The Transitions Center is staffed by a Jesuit Volunteer Corps member, two Multnomah County foster grandparents, and a Work Opportunities Training Career Coach, all of whom offer mentorship, encouragement, and a warm welcome to POIC youth.

Boise Business & Youth Unity Project

Boise Business and Youth Unity Project (BBYUP pronounced Buy-Up) — connects business and youth in a positive way through summer internships.

The Boise neighborhood is a vibrant place to work, shop, and live thanks to the commitment of businesses and residents. In 2005, a handful of small business owners got together with the aim of fostering inclusivity and neighborhood livability by helping teenagers gain entry into the work world through internships and job shadowing experience. The project that was established.




Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere

Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) is a program administered by the Multnomah County Health Department's Community Capacitation Center and prioritizes prevention as an approach to reducing violence affecting youth.

The Multnomah County Health Department's Community Capacitation Center is one of four national demonstration sites funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to bring a public health lens to the primary prevention of youth violence.

The STRYVE project area is focused in communities across Multnomah County to engage youth and create community change. If you would like to learn more about the STRYVE program activities or to get involved, talk to your academic advisor or your school principal.  

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Late Night Basketball

Friday Night Basketball is presented by POIC and Sponsored by the City of Gresham. It is for Middle School and High School students.

Join us to learn new skills, make new friends, and play basketball.

6th - 12th Grade

Friday Nights: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday Nights: 8:00pm - Midnight

Every Friday @ H.B. Lee Middle School Gymnasium | 1121 NE 172nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97230 |
Middle School Youth  from 6:00pm-8:00pm  and High School Youth from 8:00pm - Midnight

Every Saturday @Friends of the Children |
44 N Morris Street, Portland, Oregon 97212 |
Middle School Youth from  8:00pm - 10:00pm and High School Youth from 10:00pm - Midnight

*To participate, please have a parent/guardian sign the registration form and waiver and bring it to the first session.

Contact Michael Mangum at 503.975.2929 or email at for more information.



Michael Holton's Basketball Academy

Michael Holton has created a three day Basketball academy that brings together youth, ages 10 to 17 from diverse populations. The objective is to educate, inspire and prepare youth for positive development for on and off court experiences.

Michael Holton spent 9-years of his professional career playing in the NBA and CBA, including two years with the Portland Trail Blazers. In April 2001, Holton was named Head Coach of the men's basketball program at the University of Portland where he spent 5 seasons building the program and enriching the lives of young men. Currently, Michael is a T.V. studio analyst for the Portland Trail Blazers and he owns and operates the Michael Holton State Farm Agency.

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