Congrats to the BGCP Class of 2017!
WRITTEN BY MATTHEW HEADY
DIRECTOR OF TEEN SERVICES
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro are excited to announce and honor the 19 seniors graduating from our Clubs this June with our Senior Celebration held May 18th at Daimler Headquarters in North Portland. These teens come from across the region and represent nine area high schools, including; Hillsboro H.S., Grant H.S., Roosevelt H.S., Century H.S., Milwaukee H.S., Jefferson H.S., Lincoln H.S., La Salle College Prep, Miller Education Center and Centennial Park School.
This Senior Celebration is in alignment with the Better Make Room initiative put forward by Michelle Obama and Reach Higher to celebrate all teen’s next steps after high school and create an excitement for future generations to see post-high school education as an important step in their personal growth. Additionally, Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Alumni & Friends drive to engage our graduates in their Clubs and community was featured as each graduate was awarded their alumni pin.
The 2017 graduating class will be attending Portland Community College, Oregon State University, Fleming College, University of San Francisco and Portland State University. One graduate has also enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve our country. These remarkable graduates will be pursuing a wide range of career interests including; engineering, film making, computer science and early childhood education, to name a few.
This diverse group of teens has come together to work, travel and learn in our Clubs and YouthForce Program. They are each a product of all the support around them and Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro is lucky enough to be in that exclusive group. We look forward to their passions, dedication, and leadership that carries us all into the future.
A special thanks to our Associate Board, Key Bank, Shari’s Cafe and Pies, Daimler Trucking and Premier Printing for making this event possible for our graduates and families and helping us cheer on the Class of 2017!