Camp Fire’s Middle School program prepares more than 270 youth annually to achieve success in high school and beyond. Developed in 2011 through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the program is currently active in five schools, four in Portland Public Schools and one in Reynolds School District.
Partnerships with the Portland Children’s Levy provides funding for three of our five middle school sites. An additional partnership with I Have a Dream Foundation, Oregon deepens our work in at Reynolds Middle School.
Growth Mindset and Sparks
Students are provided with academic support and encouraged to find their “sparks,” or passions, that will guide their growth – ranging from creative writing to working with technology. Camp Fire gives students the skills to set personal and academic goals for their future, including finding “spark champions” to achieve their goals.
Our “growth mindset” curriculum encourages students to try new things and remain resilient in the face of obstacles. Activities provided include in-class support, monthly field trips to local businesses and colleges, and regular service-learning projects. Students who participate in Camp Fire demonstrate growth in confidence, leadership, caring for their community, and academic achievement.
Middle School Camp Fire Program Locations:
- Cesar Chavez Middle School, firstname.lastname@example.org
- George Middle School, email@example.com
- Harrison Park Middle School, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lane Middle School, email@example.com
- Reynolds Middle School, firstname.lastname@example.org