Imprint Program Orientation
Location: The Standard Insurance Center Atrium 900 SW 5th Avenue Portland 97204
The Imprint Program has returned for another fun year of reading great books and corresponding with local high school students. This popular program is sponsored by the YLS Service to the Public Committee and is a way for high school students to connect with attorneys in their community. The program also provides an opportunity for the students to develop written and analytical skills. Each student in the participating class will be paired with a volunteer attorney, and both will be assigned to read the same novel over a three-month period. The student and attorney will write approximately four letters each, discussing their lives and interests as well as the portion of the novel most recently read. By the end of the program, the student and attorney will have developed a mentoring relationship and will have the chance to meet at an informal gathering celebrating the project.
This year, students and their paired attorneys will be assigned one of the following books:
The Last Leaves Falling, by Sarah Benwell
Diamond Boy, by Michael Williams
A Time to Dance, by Padma Venkatraman
Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
Bamboo People, by Mitali Perkins
To participate, you must be able to attend one of two program-end parties at Parkrose High School in Northeast Portland. That's right - a top requirement is that you relax and attend a party (and refreshments are included)! Specific party dates and times to be announced.
An orientation meeting for volunteers will be held on Monday, January 22. Attendance at the orientation is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged, especially for first-time volunteers. The first letters will go out in mid-February.
To sign up for the program, contact Deryn Isaac at the MBA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.222.3275. If you have any questions, contact Amelia Andersen at email@example.com or Gabby Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org.