Youth Engagement

Want to help your students take action and make positive change in the community? Increase their self-awareness and leadership skills? Gain a more global perspective?

We’re here to help. At the Action Center, our Youth Engagement Team partners with Portland educators and other youth-serving adults to craft custom programs to support your educational goals. It starts with getting to know you and your objectives, followed by a creative collaboration where we explore how we can best support your group throughout the school year.

Would you like more information about what a partnership together looks like? Let’s talk ▸

Other opportunities

Interactive Youth Tours
Schedule a one-hour interactive experience at our public exhibit. This new program includes self-guided exploration of the space, a brief experiential activity and debrief led by Action Center facilitators, and customized follow-up materials based on your goals. Schedule a tour ▸

Youth Earthquake Preparedness
Starting in Fall 2018, this program will equip youth to effectively respond to the “Big One” by working with us to start a preparedness program at your school. Contact us ▸

Request a Volunteer Community Ambassador
Request one of Mercy Corps’ experts to come to your school and educate your students about what is happening where we work, and what we’re doing about it. Request an ambassador ▸

Summer Camps
Youth explore tough challenges in their communities and around the world, meet like-minded friends, have fun and gain skills for making change. Learn more ▸