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About

Oregon

Youth in

Action

Mission Statement

Engage and empower youth to generate and implement projects that improve their health and the health of their communities.

Pilot

Focus on childhood obesity prevention in underserved communities.

Goals

These are our project goals:

•Have one youth-generated project implemented

•Raise awareness of of the issue

•Raise awareness of ALF

•Create a replicable and scalable model

•Engage youth in the ALF process

•Enhance “Brand Oregon”

•Highlight and share best practices

•Find a way to continue the project into the future

•Reduce childhood obesity

•Engage underserved youth

Project Components

•Forum, January 2011

•“Contest” for youth-developed projects

•A celebration to connect youth projects with potential supporters, and showcase all of the projects.

We're ALF Class XXIV

... 23 men and women from different backgrounds, industries and experiences who share a desire to make Oregon a better place to live. As American Leadership Forum of Oregon fellows, we've undertaken this project to make a difference, and to put into action what we've learned since joining our ALF class in July 2009.

We climbed a mountain together, and now we are working together in service to Oregon communities. Please join us!

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Overview & Mission

The American Leadership Forum (ALF) of Oregon is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that brings a diverse range of corporate, public and non-profit leaders together to build effective networks of collaboration, service and community throughout the state. By creating a network of leaders with established bonds of trust and mutual support, ALF strengthens the skills and commitment of leaders to utilize collaborative approaches to dealing with often complex community and statewide issues.

The ALF Mission Statement:

The purpose of the American leadership Forum of Oregon is to join and strengthen leaders in order to better serve the public good. It enhances leadership by building on the strengths of diversity and by promoting collaborative problem solving within and among communities.

Oregon Youth in Action - a project of American Leadership Forum of Oregon Class XXIV - info@oregonyouth.org