Read what motivates our incredible Board of Directors to serve with us.
“All youth can be successful if given the right skills and positive support. Gary absolutely believes in the concept of Positive Human Development.”
“Children are our present and future, and deserve a life of learning, growing, happiness, and love.”
“Jackson Street supports the most positive outcomes for at-risk youth by providing understand, open-minded and unbiased adults available to listen, guide, and offer support as youth develop important life skills and learn to relate to each other and find their place in the world.
“Jackson Street is the result of tenacious and caring folks who saw a tremendous need in Linn and Benton counties, and visualized a safe and nurturing environment for homeless and at-risk youth. I feel privileged to join with others in this vital work.”
Kate ConollyVice President
“Through a strong collaborative spirit Jackson Street is courageously broadening their services. I see Jackson Street as pointing the way to building a stronger, healthier community.
“Nothing could be more important than ensuring the safety and dignity of our youth. Jackson Street provides resources and support to at-risk young people in our area to achieve this.
“Jackson Street is a critical resource to youth and families for the mid-Willamette Valley.”
“I know how important a support system, resources, and positive role models are in helping youth become successful adults. Jackson Street connects youth with the supports they need to thrive!”
“I know that Jackson Street Youth Services cultivates safe and healthy relationships with youth in so many ways – through mentoring, education, shelter, life skills, food, and opportunities!”