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Become a Member of MIKE's Board of Directors (Virtual Meetings)

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Looking for a great way to support health equity in communities across Oregon?
MIKE is currently recruiting up to three (3) new members to our (nonprofit) Board of Directors. Board members make our mission possible.
We are seeking individuals with a variety of educational and professional backgrounds.

Who we are looking for:

Anyone with an interest in MIKE’s mission to educate and mentor underserved students to lead healthier lives. MIKE serves in the communities most affected by health disparities and adverse health outcomes. This means our work is often focused in communities of color, lower-income communities, and in rural populations.

No prior Board experience needed. The Board meets every other month (online), and Board members will also participate on one of four Committees (Finance, Annual Event, Education & Mentoring, Governance).

Non-exhaustive list of skills, interests, and professional affiliations include: health/ healthcare, education, DEI, marketing/ advertising, mentoring, finance, healthy equity, community building, fundraising/ non-profit)

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About MIKE Program


9155 SW Barnes Road, Suite 219, Portland, OR 97225, US

Mission Statement

MIKE's mission is to mentor and educate underserved students to lead healthy lives personally, in their school community, and beyond. How does MIKE achieve its mission? MIKE is building lifelong opportunities for students more likely to live in communities made vulnerable to health disparities by guiding them toward healthy lifestyles, equipping them and their mentors with leadership skills and engaging health professionals in career mentoring.


MIKE delivers mentored health education for high school students to address the increasing impact of adverse health outcomes and health disparities. Our work is often focused in communities of color, lower-income areas, and in rural populations.

At MIKE, it all begins by connecting high school students with near-age mentors, who serve as role models, guides and influencers. MIKE recruits, trains and places high-caliber volunteer mentors with the students in their school health classes once a week for an entire academic semester. We strive to match mentors who reflect the cultures and experiential backgrounds of the students.

Most MIKE mentors are pursuing and/or working in healthcare professions, so they are more able to introduce and provide insight into a variety of career options. MIKE's cutting-edge curriculum focuses on an expanded portfolio of health topics, including nutrition, mental health, physical activity, chronic disease prevention, social justice, access to healthcare and healthy foods and the impact of COVID-19 on their lives and the community. MIKE also incorporates current public health issues into the programming, providing students with opportunities to voice their thoughts, ideas and concerns.

Primary Benefits of MIKE's programming include:

  • Health education
  • Introducing youth to a variety healthcare career options
  • Providing important social connections through meaningful mentor relationships


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


9155 SW Barnes RoadSuite 219Portland, OR 97225



  • General Education
  • Youth Services
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Healthcare
  • Fundraising




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Bi-Monthly Board Meetings: 75 minutes, Monthly Committee Meetings: 30-60 minutes, Additional Support/ Outreach 1-3 hours per month. Total: 2-5 hours per month
  • Help spread the word about MIKE's work. Make introductions and connections when possible (MIKE staff will support you along the way). Make annual donation to MIKE at level that is comfortable for you.

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