We are facing a real shortage of male mentors. It’s simple math: 70% of the kids referred are boys, while only 30% of new mentors are men. But you could change that.
Eight great photos are winners of the 4th Annual Columbia Gorge Parenting Together Photo Contest. Winning photographers are Blanca Flores, Alexis Smythe, Jessica Hoffman, Karen Harding, Karin Tauscher, Lauren Kramer, Melanie Kelly and Paloma Ayala.
All the winning photos can be viewed on display at The Dalles Library in August and Hood River Library in September.
You can view them on Facebook, too!
This summer, The Next Door is happily celebrating four and a half decades of opening doors to new possibilities in the Gorge.
To mark the anniversary, we are working to raise $45,000 in 45 days. Longtime supporters Phil and Judy Jensen have generously offered to match the first $15,000 raised. Donate today to double your impact.
Executive Director, Janet Hamada, says, “We want to reconnect and celebrate with former staff, teachers, students and program participants, community partners, donors and anyone else who wants to mark this anniversary with us.”
Do you have a story to tell about how you were helped by The Next Door? Share it with us today! Call Heidi at 541-436-0303.
New friends, great ideas, parenting tips that work… why wouldn’t you sign up for our next parenting series in The Dalles? Hurry–it starts July 13 and runs for 12 weeks.
Call Nancy toll free at 855-308-2236 to register.
For parents of kids 2 -8 years old.
Explore new parenting techniques, like new ways to deal with challenging behavior. Learn how to play with, praise and reward your young children. Learn how to use “Pocket Full of Feelings” to increase your child’s emotional literacy. By increasing your child’s intelligence and abilities, you get them ready for school success.
Parenting Education Coordinator Nancy Johanson Paul stated, “The photos we receive in this contest are always incredible! We are lucky to have so many skilled and generous professional and amateur photographers in our area.”
Plan to submit photos by June 30. Eight photos will be chosen for a community photo display, and each of those photographers will receive a $50 gift certificate from G.Willikers Toy Store.