Climate Strike Educator Resource Guide

I’m excited to share with you the Climate Strike Educator Resource Guide created by a group of partners to support educators in taking action, both within and outside the classroom, on the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20. A global movement of youth is at the forefront of today’s climate...

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SMART is now SMART Reading

We’re excited to share the news that, after 27 years of sparking a love of reading and learning in Oregon kids, we’ve updated our brand. The rebrand was driven by the desire to improve the way we tell our story, attract new supporters to our mission, and strengthen our long-term sustainability. A...

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Outdoor School Fully Funded!

Full State Funding for Outdoor School! Fantastic news! HB 5024, the budget bill that included Outdoor School funding passed the Oregon Legislature. With the Governor’s signature, Outdoor School will be officially fully funded at the full $46.8 M amount for the 2019-21 biennium! Thank you to...

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WorldOregon Youth to Power

Introducing the 2019-2020 Young Leaders in Action participants WorldOregon is excited to welcome 23 students from 15 different high schools in the Portland Metro area to participate in our Young Leaders in Action program! Every month for the next year, our YLAs will meet to attend workshops,...

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How to teach the next generation of changemakers

Teachers do far more than simply impart knowledge: they shape a child’s personality, showing them how to think for themselves, how to tackle problems and find their place within society. That means that they are also changemakers – equipping not only children with the necessary skills and attitude...

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Fostering Leadership for Sustainability

Ten basic principles for getting students aged 11-18 engaged and active in bringing about change for a more sustainable future. Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher magazine and originally authored by Patricia Armstrong. Fostering Leadership for...

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