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May 31, 2016

2016 Scholarship Awards

On May 25, Janus awarded 12 scholarships to youth in several of our programs. This is the 15th year of awarding scholarships that open the door to education for the youth we work with. For some youth that may mean enrolling in a technical training program, a community college, a 4-year university, even medical school. Since launching the fund in 2001, 73 scholarships have been awarded.

These scholarships are meant to fill in the gaps for students who are struggling to finance their education without financial support from their families. The 12 recipients will use the scholarships to help pay for tuition, books, rent and tools for an apprenticeship program. One youth is planning on using her scholarship towards finishing her BS degree at PSU so she can pursue a medical degree at OHSU. Another youth is enrolled at Mt. Hood Community College next fall to become a physical therapist. And a youth at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility plans to purchase professional barber tools that will enable him to successfully transition to the community and secure employment when he is released from McLaren.

This year’s scholarship recipients are from various Janus programs including Insights Teen Parent Program, Cordero House, Bridge House, The Hope Partnership, Changes and Food Works. Congratulations to all of you!

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Jun 14, 2018
​Board of Directors Spotlight—Chad Paulson

Chad Paulson, General Counsel at Blount International and has been a member of the Janus Board of Directors since 2005, serving as Board President from 2011-2012. He has two children and when not running after his three-year old, enjoys playing golf.

May 30, 2018
Youth Spotlight—Kristin Sanchez

“Janus Youth changed my life in so many ways,” says 28 year-old, Kristin Sanchez. As a teen mom, struggling in a violent relationship and trying to find stable housing, Kristin came to Insights Teen Parent Program for support.

May 22, 2018
Eighth Grader Organizes Race For Janus Youth

When 14-year-old Bella told her mother she wanted to organize her own “Family Fun Run” to benefit Janus Youth Programs, her mom thought, “Why don’t you just run in a race instead?” But Bella had a vision and a strong drive to organize the event herself, which she did on May 20th at the Wilson High School track. Every detail of the event—from garnering donations for swag items, applying for a grant to help offset costs, organizing a bake sale, to publicity—Bella planned with support from family and friends. The event was a big success and raised close to $1,000 for Janus.

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