Two girls stand together on a blue background, with text that reads: "Make It Possible"

Will you support youth this holiday season?

  • 6,400 youth served

    This last year, over 6,400 youth used Club services.

  • Over 157,000 meals

    We provided healthy, nutritious meals to our youth, helping them stay focused on learning and fun.

  • 944 hours of trauma informed care

    Thanks to our dedicated Youth & Family Services staff.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area has been meeting the critical needs of underserved youth since 1946. Last year, we served over 6,400 youth, and it would not have been possible without the support of our families, staff, volunteers, donors and community members. Thank you!

Across our 10 Clubs, we provide life-changing services – hot meals and snacks, academic support, counseling services, teen workforce programs and more. Oregon has one of the lowest graduation rates in the United States, with 21% of teens not graduating high school. Yet 100% of our Clubs’ seniors graduated high school in 2019. We need our community’s support to keep this success going.

Over 6,400 youth need your help this winter. Here’s how you can give back this holiday season.

  1. Double your impact with a gift today, supporting the life-changing services our Clubs provide.
    The Quest Foundation has committed to a generous $50,000 match for our holiday campaign. Your donation can help us provide everyday necessities such as healthy meals and snacks. It can impact our teen workforce program, helping high schoolers get their first job, land an internship or participate in a career workshop. And it can help us provide trauma informed care for our youth, with dedicated Youth and Family Services staff that work with families to provide additional supports they need, such as counseling, specialized classes and groups, and assistance accessing resources such as housing, healthcare, food, and more.
  2. Sign up to volunteer and mentor youth in 2020.
    Dollars are always impactful, but it’s not the only way to support. As a youth serving organization, the work of shaping lives is done by staff and volunteers who commit time to be mentors and role models for our youth. You can choose to be the coach, tutor, or friend that helps propel a young person to new heights. Sign up to volunteer today; empower the generations of tomorrow.

When you give back to the Clubs, you are giving youth in our community the building blocks for a Great Future. Thank you for investing in our youth!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, from all of us here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro.

Joliesse Carmona Perez on stage giving speech with scholarship check immediately after she was announced as the Portland Metro Youth of the Year by judges on stage behind her..

At 11 years old, Joliesse started attending the Blazers Boys & Girls Club.

Three years later, as a teen member, she was named the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro’s 2020 Youth of the Year, winning a $1,000 scholarship and a laptop.

Throughout the years, she has fostered her leadership within the community. She was nominated and voted into the Multnomah County Youth Commission, serving on the Youth Against Violence Committee, received the Girl of the Game honorary award from the Portland Thorns, and started a student led leadership team, where older students help mentor lower-grade classrooms.

Striving to be an active voice in the community and advocate for others, Joliesse wants to be a politician. At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro, we are able to empower her potential to change the world as she builds her Great Future.