Focus on Youth Education


Girls Inc. of NW Oregon

Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon (Girls Inc.) exists to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Girls Inc. is a targeted, gender specific program working to improve the lives of girls ages 6-18 years old. In 2013 the Thorns partnered with Girls Inc. through support at their Power of the PurseMind + Body fair, and International Day of the Girl events, the Girls of the Game program and Rose Ceremony at each Thorns FC match, and with the Thorns FC logo reveal. Learn more about Girls Inc of NW Oregon.


Start Making a Reader Today

Start Making a Reader Today envisions an Oregon where every child can read and is empowered to succeed. Volunteers read one-on-one with students weekly during the school year, modeling a love of reading and building children’s reading skills and self-confidence in a positive, child-driven environment. Stand Together recognizes that the third grade reading level is a key indicator of a child's future educational success and has sponsored the SMART program at Astor School, James John Elementary School and Peninsula Elementary School.