In each of our partner schools we offer a free year-long after-school program. The program curriculum runs for three terms, 8-weeks per term. There are two excursions each term where the girls are able to apply the life-skills from their curriculum to an action sport or outdoor activity. At the end of the year girls from all three schools take a weekend camping trip together. Our program curriculum is built around four themes: leadership, teamwork, trust, and risk-taking.
In 1972, Title IX opened the door for women and girls to participate in sports, free from discrimination. However, many girls in our Portland community lack access to sports. Betties360 carries the torch forward and provides opportunities for girls to try sports and outdoor activities and step out of their comfort zone in a supportive female environment. Activities include mountain biking, rock climbing, skateboarding and more. During these activities the girls practice setting goals and apply other life-skills from the program curriculum.
– Jason Lee K-8
– Open School North
– St. Andrew Nativity School
Chau Le is the SUN Coordinator for Jason Lee K-8. Listen to Chau’s interview on Portland Radio Project’s Community Voices segment, March 16, 2017: