YLS Imprint Program Orientation

Date: 1/9/2019
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Standard Insurance Atrium Room, 900 SW Fifth Ave

Now Seeking Volunteers

Read a great book and correspond 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 2-3 month period. Volunteers can choose from one of the following five novels: 

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
The Alchemist, by Paulo Chelho

Orientation will be held on Wednesday, January 9 at 5:30pm at the Standard Insurance Center Atrium Room (900 SW Fifth Ave). If you are unable to attend, we can still get you all of the information you need about the program and students with whom you will be corresponding. 

About the Program 
The student and attorney will write approximately four letters each, discussing both their lives and interests as well as discussing the portion of the novel that was read that week. 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.  

Program-End Celebration 
In order to participate in the program, you must be able to attend one of two program-end parties at Parkrose High School in the spring (exact time and date TBD). That's right, a top requirement is celebrating (refreshments are included)!

Sign Up to Participate 
To get involved, contact Ryan Moser at ryan@mbabar.org. If you have any questions, contact YLS Service to the Public members Ashley Carter, ashley.carter@portlandoregon.gov, or Nicole Elgin, nelgin@barran.com.


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