This year was an impressive one for the Lents Youth Initiative. This summer the program hosted 19 interns that produced incredible outcomes for the southeast community. The 19 interns that interned served 1,780 hours of community service, serving over 200 children, engaged 220 volunteers, cared for over 280 plants and trees, harvested over 500 pounds of low-cost food and developed their skills as leaders in their neighborhood. It’s more than impressive to watch the impact the youth in LYI have in their community when they are supported and given the chance and space to get involved.

Learn more about the Lents Youth Initiative in this video made by the interns and ROSE staff. If you like what you see and believe this program has value, consider making a donation to help sustain it.

A HUGE thank you to the organizations that invested the time, energy and resources to support the youth and the program this year: Forth, Leach Botanical Gardens, Green Lents, Zenger Farm, Friends of Trees, Johnson Creek Watershed, Portland State University, and the Resident Services Coordinators at ROSE.

Thank you to the 2018 funders: Spirit Mountain Community Fund, the Community Watershed Stewardship Program, Metro Nature in Neighborhoods, Juan Young Trust, Communicare at Metropolitan Learning Center and the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District.

2018 Lents Youth Initiative