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470 SE 165th Ave., Portland, OR 97233

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Join YOL for a day of volunteering, connecting, and more at New Avenues for Youth in Portland on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Our impactful single-day YOL Showcase experience offers you and your colleagues an opportunity to shed stress, have fun, and give back to an incredible organization. Through YOL’s mindfulness-based service program, everyone will learn strategies they can take back to the workplace to increase motivation and enhance performance!

When we welcome you at NAY, a homelessness services provider, we'll give you an immersive introduction to Mindful Service™, YOL's approach to hands-on, socially responsible volunteer engagement, then dive right into a project preparing a career panel for youth. During this service experience, you’ll have a chance to practice new self-regulation and self-compassion skills, build team cohesion, and challenge yourself to engage in a new level of mindfulness in action.

We’ll then engage in a nourishing mind-body practice, break for a delicious, organic lunch and then engage in part 2 of the service project.

In the afternoon we’ll do a seriously inspirational connection exercise to deepen trust, strengthen compassion, and fortify teamwork, and then engage with the NAY youth in a basketball game or art project.

Our methods are tried and true. YOL participants consistently report that they feel more able to create positive change in themselves, in the world, and in the workplace. You’ll head home with a taste of this potential and a new set of strategies for staying responsive and refreshed—strategies you can practice at home and with your team when you need to move from stressed to personal best.

Don’t miss this transformative experience! The $98 per-person cost includes lunch and a donation to New Avenues for Youth. Want to come with friends or coworkers? Register three of your people and the fourth person attends for free!

About New Avenues for Youth
New Avenues for Youth (NAY) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. Since 1997, NAY’s programs and services have impacted more than 20,000 young people workingto overcome barriers, pursue their goals, and realize their potential. From supporting basic needs like meals and counseling to providing opportunities for education, job training, employment, and housing, NAY meets youth where they are—and helps them get where they want to go. The NAY mission: to work in partnership with our community to prevent youth homelessness and provide young people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives. Learn more at newavenues.org.

Direct Service Project

Create career panel for older youth interested in joining the workforce


New Avenues for Youth, East Multnomah County Programs

East Youth Opportunity Center 470 SE 165th Ave., Portland, OR 97233


9:45 AM


10:00 AM

Welcome Circle

10:30 AM

Somatic Skills Practice

11:00 AM

Intro to Mindful Service

11:30 AM

Conversation with NAY’s Jovana Bustamente and Host Career Panel Planning Project for NAY Youth (Part I)

12:15 PM

Mind-Body Practice

1:00 PM


2:00 PM

Connection Exercise

2:45 PM

Host Career Panel Planning Project for NAY Youth (Part II)

3:30 PM

Direct Service: Basketball and art activities with NAY Youth and Career Panel

4:30 PM

Dynamic Discussion and Closing

5:00 PM


YOL delivers transformative experiences for professionals and teams that combine wellness and mindfulness-based service engagement as a foundation for leadership development. Drawing on evidence-based science, our programs are designed to elevate compassion, performance and productivity. Companies work with YOL to successfully accelerate the development of high potential talent, align diverse teams for success and prepare the next generation of women in leadership, among other use cases. Learn more at


Jackie Richards, MA, Director of Service Engagement

YOL co-founder Jackie Richards leads program planning and service engagement. She is passionate about people and service and has worked with local and international communities for over a decade. She is also a Licensed Somatic Psychotherapist and yoga teacher.

Zanette Johnson, PhD, Director of Learning and Facilitator

Zanette is a facilitator, change leader, neuroscientist, and mindfulness practitioner who earned her PhD at Stanford in learning science and technology design. She helps companies and teams build adaptive expertise and use their intrinsic resources to solve unexpected problems gracefully and effectively.

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