YR Drop-in Center
The YR Drop offers a fun, neutral space, to increase the chance that transitional age youth who might not consider joining a school program or reaching out for support will instead develop a sense of connection with their peers and adults in their community. Providing opportunities to increase developmental assets can protect against the onset of substance abuse, poor mental health, violence, and even graduation rates. Our goal is to inspire young people who access the YR Drop to set goals and gain the confidence and passion to engage in additional evidence-based YR programs.
Youth Rising also offer outings to engage in equine therapy, tour college campuses across Oregon and to explore museums, lakes, trails, and other places that expose them to the world outside of their neighborhoods. We also work to open their eyes to opportunities beyond their current circumstances through our Mad Skills career exploration program. By bringing the community (physician, fire fighter, tattoo artist, chef, diesel mechanic, Realtor etc.) to them, we cultivate a stronger desire for youth to think and feel hopeful about their futures.
· Social Nights · Pool table · Gaming systems · Computers · Board games & books · Karaoke machine · Concessions & free, healthy meals