The Foundation conducts an essay contest for Oregon students and young leaders. The 2015 winner, Justin Brecht of Canby, won a new Apple Watch. Read his winning essay: Iraq soldier on duty of politics
State Capitol Meeting
The Foundation hosts a meeting in Salem where students and young leaders are able to see and tour the State Capitol and meet several state lawmakers to learn how our local democracy works. For many, this is their first visit to the Oregon Capitol.
The Foundation hosted a Portland Pizza Summit with two dozen students and young leaders who were able to meet many State Senators and State Representatives (Rep. Mike Nearman pictured) in person. It makes a difference when people are given a chance to ask questions directly to their elected leaders and learn more about how our taxes and government work.