Impact NW knows that breaking the cycle of poverty begins in school, where low-income children are more at risk for struggling academically, getting involved in drugs and alcohol, and dropping out.


youth receive help each year to keep them on track to succeed in school and life.


of youth make progress in school attendance and academic performance.


of youth participating in the Independent Living Program are employed.

Impact NW’s Youth & Family Services programs help students remain in school and graduate on time by providing positive adult role models and after-school activities that engage students, family members, and community members.

Our Youth & Family Services Programs:

AKA Science (All Kids Are Scientists)
Independent Living Program
Pathways to Manufacturing
SUN Youth Advocacy Program
SUN & SHINE Community Schools
Urban Opportunities

Can we help you?

If you or someone you know is interested in our Youth & Family Services programs, call us at (503) 721-6752. Your conversation will be completely confidential, and if Impact NW isn’t the best fit for you, we’ll help connect you to the services you need.

Our Youth & Family Services program provides students in high-poverty schools with support services that help prevent them from dropping out, positive adult role models, and after-school activities such as SUN-SHINE Community Schools and the AKA Science Program that engage students, family members, and community members to help low-income youth succeed in school.

Other programs address some of the common challenges faced by low-income youth.  Our Independent Living Program supports young people transitioning out of the foster care system, and Urban Opportunities offers job training and employment opportunities for at-risk youth. As with all of our programs, participating families have access to Impact NW’s continuum of anti-poverty services—ensuring that each student we serve has a safe, healthy home environment.

Impact NW’s Youth & Family Services programs help close the gap between impoverished students and their more privileged peers.  We are committed to making sure that every student has access to the tools and resources they need to develop into productive, self-sufficient adults—regardless of their family’s income level.