Pierre Tilquin didn’t set out to be a brewer. After studying bio-engineering in animal breeding and earning a PhD in statistical genetics, he had grown tired of research. Following visits to Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen – two breweries who specialize in lambic style beers – and after reading a lot about brewing and lambic production, […]
20 Years of Service…more than 20,000 youth served
“In the nearly 20 years since New Avenues for Youth first opened, one thing hasn’t changed: the incredible courage of the young people who come through our doors. They are an inspiration to me and, two decades later, keep me coming to work every day.” – Sean Suib, Executive Director What has changed in that […]
“Nobody’s perfect but everyone is worthy of some compassion and empathy…”
At our recent annual Youth Awards Ceremony, speaker Spenser shared these words of encouragement to fellow youth… I’d like to start this speech with a story. It was April 19th, 2015. I had run out of options, and hit the end of the road so to speak. I had come to a point in life […]
Check out what SMYRC has planned for PRIDE 2017!
Teaching “adulting”: Life Skills Coach Elliott
Meet Elliott – a former foster youth and active child welfare advocate – and one of the dedicated Life Skills Coaches in our PDX-Connect Program. Tell us what a Life Skills Coach is and what you do at New Avenues? A Life Skills Coach works in the PDX-Connect Program which supports foster youth ages 16-21 in preparing for […]
Meet our neighbors and great volunteers: JIVE Software
How long has Jive been volunteering for New Avenues? “About a year and half, this group. Other Jivers have been doing it longer.” What do you enjoy most about volunteering here? “I’d say New Avenues is right in our community where we work, you guys are neighbors. So I think it’s unique to be able […]
For the past few months, Prudential and the Trail Blazers teamed up with New Avenues for Youth to help create a platform to provide work experience for youth involved in our INKubator program. Working with Blazer designers, youth were tasked with designing and producing the next great Trail Blazer t-shirt! Here’s how the program worked: […]
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Ready To Succeed
New Avenues’ Promoting Avenues to Employment (PAVE) program offers robust job training and employment services to youth at-risk of or experiencing homelessness, helping them build the skills to find career-pathway employment and achieve self-sufficiency. Through PAVE, youth participate in a four-week, competency-based Job Readiness Training (JRT), in which they learn, practice, develop, and engage in: […]
the power of poetry
Finding ways to connect with and teach youth who may have not experienced success in a typical classroom is a priority for New Avenues’ Alternative School. And a local teen group called Poeteen is helping us do that through poetry! Held once a month, students from this Lincoln High School organization facilitate a poetry workshop […]