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. The program curriculum is built around four themes: Leadership, Teamwork, Trust, & Risk Taking.

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 1 – 2 field trips each term where the girls are able to apply the life-skills from their curriculum to an action sports or outdoor activity.  At the end of the year girls from all three schools take a weekend camping trip together. The 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.

 


Our Schools
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:

We focus off Betties360 after-school programs in schools where 75% or more of the student population receive free or reduced price lunches. Interested in joining the program, fill out the Interest Form for new schools. Our programs target girls in under-served communities. Research has found that this population is, on average, less likely to:

– Graduate high school;
– Have two parents at home and adequate support network;
– Meet recommended levels of physical activity;
– And have access to or knowledge about available opportunities.

Children in these communities are also more likely to:

– Be overweight;
– Have behavioral issues in the classroom;
– Participate in risk-taking behaviors;
– And have more screen time.