There’s value to catching kids upstream.
Right now, 1 in 3 students in Oregon drops out. However, students who spend one to four hours a week in afterschool activities are 60% less likely to drop out of school than peers who do not.  High quality afterschool programs like Camp Fire are a can’t miss investment: Each dollar invested in an at-risk child in an afterschool program brings a return of $8.92 to $12.90 through reduced costs in crime, incarceration, and welfare, among others.
Join our list of corporate partners by supporting a Camp Fire event or sponsoring a program.
2015 Talent Show
Not your usual fundraiser, this night is sure to entertain as Camp Fire youth and local celebrities showcase their talents. The Talent Show features youth from our programs demonstrating their unique talents alongside prominent celebrities including sports figures, media personalities, musical performers, and other Portland icons – all in front of an audience of over 500 prominent community members.
Showcase your support of Portland’s youth by getting involved with this great event – read more about the benefits to our sponsors here or contact the event coordinator, Katie Frederick, at KFrederick@campfirecolumbia.org for more information!
We work with our corporate partners to design sponsorship packages that align with your company’s area of interest. These can range from sponsoring a specific program at one of the 20 schools we work in to providing scholarships for kids to attend Namanu during the summer.
For more information on partnership opportunities, contact Emily Gilliland, President & CEO, at EGilliland@campfirecolumbia.org.
 (Source: Chung, An-Me. After-School Programs: Keeping Children Safe and Smart. 2000. Study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education.)
 (Source: The Costs and Benefits of AfterSchool Programs: The Estimated Effects of the After School Education and Safety Program Act of 2002. Claremont, CA: Rose Institute. 2002.)