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ORGANIZATION: PROJECT LEDO

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In partnership with Junior Achievement of America, Project LEDO will be bringing the financial literacy program to Lents Elementary school students. Volunteers are critical to the success of our programs and have the opportunity to impact a large number of students in a short span of time. As a volunteer, you will inspire and prepare young people for their futures and help youth avoid the financial pitfalls so many adults currently face.

JA Traditional Classroom Programs bring volunteers into the classroom to teach students, K-12, about entrepreneurship, personal financial literacy, and workforce readiness. This sharing brings the curriculum to life for students, helping them not only to better understand the JA lessons, but also to make the correlation between a solid education and the opportunities it provides. JA programs are aligned with the common core standards for Math, English and Language Arts.

Time Commitment:
  • 5 weeks long, starting on February 1st.
  • 2 hours per week.
  • Orientation & training session
    30-90 minutes
  • Elementary School Programs
    5 sessions, 30-45 minutes each



7 Shifts

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  • Tue Feb 07, 2023 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 4
    5th grade session, from 1:15 PM - 2 PM, every Tuesday from Feb 7 - March 7
  • Tue Feb 07, 2023 - morning / 09:00 AM to 09:45 AM - Spots available: 4
    4th grade session, from 9 AM - 9:45 AM, every Tuesday from Feb 7 - March 7
  • Fri Feb 03, 2023 - afternoon / 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 4
    2nd grade session, from 1:15 PM - 2:05 PM, Every Friday from Feb. 3 - March 3
  • Fri Feb 03, 2023 - morning / 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM - Spots available: 4
    2nd grade session, from 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM, every Friday from Feb 3 - March 3
  • Thu Feb 02, 2023 - afternoon / 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM - Spots available: 4
    4th grade session, from 2 pm - 3 PM, every Thursday from Feb 2 - March 2
  • Thu Feb 02, 2023 - morning / 09:30 AM to 10:15 AM - Spots available: 6
    Kinder + 1st grade session, from 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM, every Thursday from Feb 2 - March 2
  • Thu Feb 02, 2023 - morning / 09:30 AM to 10:15 AM - Spots available: 4
    1st grade session, from 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM, every Thursday from Feb 2 - March 2
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About PROJECT LEDO

Location:

4848 SE 100TH AVE, PORTLAND, OR 97266, US

Mission Statement

Project LEDO’s mission is to inspire young, underrepresented marginalized BIPOC students to be science and technology leaders. At our hearts we want to encourage innovation and foster well-rounded life capabilities such as self-confidence, communication, and leadership among our BIPOC community of students attending Title 1 Schools in the field of STEM.

Description

Project LEDO was founded by our executive director, Fidel Ferrer, with the idea to support Title I schools in the Portland Public School District, and serves BIPOC, Immigrant and Refugee Children from K-8 in Title I schools in Portland, Oregon. The goal of Project LEDO is to inspire young underrepresented and marginalized students to see themselves represented in the field of science and technology. We engage them in exciting mentor/volunteer-based programs that teach engineering and scientific skills through interactive LEGO building. To promote innovation and to foster life capabilities amongst students such as self-confidence, communication, critical thinking and leadership skills.

Educating and empowering the next generation of youth one step at a time is our primary goal. The consistent weekly mentor/student group gatherings, the relationship building within the community, and a vibrant cultural exchange are some of the main components of our mission.

We reach low-income families through our website, our social media platforms, and advertising. We network with the Black Students Success Summit, the Latino Network First LEGO League, Programa Hacienda, the SUN Coordinator of each school, and IRCO. Our goal is to expand gradually to multiple schools. We have already established successful relationships with two schools in 2019-2020.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

Wed Feb 01, 2023 - Tue Mar 07, 2023
This opportunity has 7 shifts

WHERE

5105 Southeast 97th AvenuePortland, OR 97266

(45.48465,-122.56444)
 

SKILLS

  • Financial Literacy
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time Commitment: 5 weeks long, starting on February 1st. 2 hours per week. Orientation & training session 30-90 minutes Elementary School Programs 5 sessions, 30-45 minutes each  
  • A Portland Public School background check must be completed to volunteer at Lents Elementary school.

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