Huge thanks to Lagunitas Community Room for hosting us for our Summer Celebration— and to BNL Tech, Tamale Boy, Oregonic Tonic, Hot Lips, Green Zebra, DJ Anquas Gek, Regina Fenton Massage, and Xo-Ka crafts (our very own Xochi & Kasia mentor pair!) for providing support and services!
Generous donations also came from Breitenbush, Bridge City Kid, Patagonia, Woonwinkel, Oregon State Parks Foundation, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Cocoon Silk, and Orange Theory Fitness, among so many others. Please support your community businesses that help support awesome programs like ours!
In summer 2018, we’re sending 14 youth to a week of summer camp– or to teen leadership programs for the first time– completely on scholarship! Thanks to our partners at the Community Cycling Center Trackers Earth, OMSI, Audubon, Mazamas’ Adventure Wild program, Soul River, Portland Parks’ Jr GRUNT program, and the Oregon Zoo for helping youth have such seminal experiences outdoors.
Thanks to the Portland Parks Foundation, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Columbia Sportswear, Portland Children’s Levy, and Jam on Hawthorne for providing UNP with small grants and promotions to help get our new mentors trained up, and our youth outside all year in 2018!
Urban Nature Partners is a proud long term participant in the Youth Mentoring Collaborative ,working alongside agency and nonprofit partners to get more diverse teens into the outdoors and outdoor careers, as well as alongside other mentoring professionals in the new Portland Area Mentoring Collaborative. We’re also thrilled to support the Alpenglow Collective to increase outdoor recreation access for female-identified folks!
Thanks to the Church bar for hosting our very successful spring benefit and prospective mentor night– see all of our generous auction and raffle donor businesses HERE– and to Culmination Brewing for hosting our first Game Night in May.
Support Urban Nature Partners PDX with every purchase you make at Fred Meyer, at no extra cost or loss of your points. The average household equals a donation of about $20 per year! Link your card to us by entering non-profit code 94922 at Fred Meyer Community Rewards. We are listed under our sponsor, Impact NW, but all donations come directly to UNP-PDX.
You can support us just by doing your shopping online at over 1,400 merchants at no cost to you! Register at IGive, and either install the ap on your computer to donate to us automatically as you shop, or shop through the IGive website.
Thanks to Float On for providing free sensory deprivation tank floats as incentives for our mentors and volunteers to rejuvenate, and the for providing discounts on sportswear for our hardworking folks.
In 2017 and 18, we’re thrilled to be partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest at the US Forest Service to facilitate joint group outings for our mentor pairs! The Outdoor Explorers program is the pilot project for the entire Pacific Northwest region.
A huge thank you to East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District for two Partners in Conservation Grants and two Small Projects and Conservation Education grants to get us started and solidify our programs in our first 3.5 years. We are also proud to have received two Gray Family Foundation Community Field Trips and Environmental Education grants grant for more awesome youth and family outings and camps into 2018.
Urban Nature Partners PDX is a member of The Intertwine Alliance, a coalition of Portland organizations working together to more fully engage residents with the outdoors and nature.
Urban Nature Partners PDX also works with the Institute for Youth Success and Mentor, nonprofits that provides resources to support best practices in youth mentoring.
We work closely with SUN Schools in Multnomah County to select youth from underserved neighborhoods that will be the perfect match for our program. Thanks to SUN Site Managers through IRCO and Latino Network at Harrison Park, Cesar Chavez, and Harvey Scott Schools for making it happen!