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Donation Expands Youth Mentoring

4/10/2019, 8:58 a.m.
Friends of Baseball, a Portland-based non-profit supporting baseball and softball programs for boys and girls, will be able to hire ...

Friends of Baseball, a Portland-based non-profit supporting baseball and softball programs for boys and girls, will be able to hire a new youth mentor for after school and summer enrichment programs because of a new investment from the Portland Diamond Project, the organization behind the effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland.

The donation to Full Count, Friends of Baseball’s after school and summer youth program, continues the local support for a one-week summer program that started in 2015 and has since grown to serving 12 communities in Portland and east Multnomah County, serving more than 600 students. More than 80 percent of the youth who participate in the program are youth of color.

The new youth mentor position will be set up as an AmeriCorps public service job for one year and has a starting pay of $15 hourly. To apply, visit friendsofbaseball.org/wearehiring.