New Avenues for Youth Alternative School

New Avenues for Youth Graduation 2013

Another proud New Avenues graduate!

The New Avenues for Youth Alternative School for Homeless Youth is a fully accredited high school designed for homeless students who have experienced barriers to educational opportunities. Our dedicated educators and volunteer tutors help prepare students for the GED, re-enter high school, or obtain the necessary credits to receive a diploma. Additionally, the school provides tutoring, computer training, college preparation and placement, and financial aid assistance.

Staff in our education program also partner with organizations throughout the Portland community to bring eye-opening experiences to youth outside of the classroom. In 2013 alone, youth in our education program have had the opportunity to explore the world through the lens of a camera with Focus on Youth, climb on a mountain for the first time at Timberline Lodge, row the Willamette with the Rose City Rowers, give back to their community by volunteering with Meals on Wheels, write a play and have it performed by professional actors through PlayWrite, explore creative writing with WriteAround Portland, participate in a multi-day therapeutic wilderness program with LEAP, and so much more.

To see the impact this program is having on Portland's homeless youth, click here for our most recent outcomes.

And check out this video from our 2011 graduation!

New Avenues for Youth education activities