iRise! Youth Group

Program Criteria

The iRise! Youth Group has opened membership for the 2019-2020 school year.  We are accepting registrants who are: 

  • between the ages of 13-15.  
  • female identified.
  • demonstrating leadership potential.  
  • registered at a school in the North/Northeast area of Portland, Oregon.
  • interested in project-based learning 
  • open to attending and participating in community activities related to creative arts, cultural history, social and environmental justice.

Program Details


The iRise! Youth Group will focus on:  

  • Integrity - exploring who you are and what role you play in the world.  
  • Collaboration - boosting the power needed to accomplish goals.  
  • Creativity - using gifts and talents to create innovative solutions.  
  • Scholarship - boosting the ability to critically think and comprehend higher learning.  
  • Community Engagement - accessing knowledge and resources related to your interests, and participating in local events and activities that fire up your passions.

As a scholar of  iRise! you will improve your capacity to: 

  • practice mental health care and sustain well-being.
  • establish and maintain healthy relationships.
  • grow and thrive despite challenges.
  • increase emotional intelligence.
  • practice critical skills necessary to succeed in school, career and community.


Knowledge will be acquired through project-based learning using an interdisciplinary curriculum infused with:  

  • culturally relevant literature that address issues of race, class, and gender.  
  • the history of traditionally disenfrachised communities in the United States.  
  • basic economic theory, budgeting and building wealth.  
  • creative arts  and technology.  
  • health and nutrition.

Groups are led by skilled, highly professional facilitators trained in the fields of education, counseling and/or community advocacy.   We ensure the group maintains confidentiality within guidelines that assure safety for self and others.

Application Considerations

  • Submit registration below by deadline - August 15th, 2019 - and provide an e-mail address and phone number for at least one reference (send to
  • Commit to attend an overnight  retreat in August  23rd-25th, 2019. (Location TBA)
  • Attend weekly group meetings throughout the school year.


Please register by August 15, 2019.

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Transformative Living Community, International

(503) 498-0239