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No experience needed. High High school freshman can earn money as golf caddies

1/28/2020, 3:43 p.m.
Portland-area high school freshman are encouraged to earn wages and school credit this summer by participating in the Eagle Caddie ...
High school students from Portland served this past summer as golf caddies for hourly wages and school credit as part of a Portland Parks and Recreation scholarship program. Pictured (from left) are Amy Mendez, Lilly Varner, Valeria Corales Badilla, Ava Arias, Michelle Nguyen and Angelina Granados. Not pictured, Tommy Nguyen and Lisa Chen. Photo courtesy Portland Parks and Recreation

Portland-area high school freshman are encouraged to earn wages and school credit this summer by participating in the Eagle Caddie Program, a cooperative venture between Portland Parks and Recreation, the Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation, and local public and private high schools.

Experience in the game of golf is not required. Qualified students are paid an hourly wage as golf caddies on Portland Parks Golf courses. EAGLE caddies receive work credit hours with mentors to monitor students’ progress.

“The EAGLE program is a wonderful way for young people to gain work experience, learn about golf, and to see firsthand the wonderful opportunities available with Portland Parks & Recreation,” says PP&R Director Adena Long. “I encourage all qualified high school students to apply and get valuable job experience. Portland Parks Golf is making the lifelong game more accessible to all players.”

Participants are required to work up to 20 hours during the summer; have good attendance in school; maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5; and come from a financially disadvantaged family;

The deadline for EAGLE applications is May 1. For more information on the program, contact PP&R’s Carolyn Lee at carolyn.lee@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5076.