Straightway Services

Failure is not an option

Meet Our Students

 

 

De'Ontria Matthews (10th Grade)

Parkrose High School

What do you like best about Straightway Services?

“That everyone can play around and no one is mad”

Why did you return to the program a second year?

“This program keeps me out of trouble, and it helps me give back to the community”

Why did you decide to bring two of your friends to the program?

“So they can better themselves”

What do you want to do in the future?

Attend a HBCU and become a Lawyer

 

Rickey Ramsey- 10th grade (Parkrose High School)

What do you like best about Straightway Services?

“It provides us with great experiences and it is fun to be around the people”

What do you want to do in the future?

Botanist because I like to learn about plants

What are you looking forward to in the program?

The outdoor trips

What are some of the biggest issues teens face in Portland?

Peer violence (fighting) and underage drinking

 

Camiegh Phillips 12th Grade (Centennial High school)

What do you like best about Straightway Services?

“Learning more and spending time outdoors”

What do you want to do in the future?

I want to become a poet.

What are some of the biggest issues teens face in Portland?

High dropout rates

Roberta Senah 11th grade (Jefferson High school)

What do you like best about Straightway Services?

There is a lot of friendly people and it’s a good learning environment

What do you want to do in the future?

I want to finish high school and go to college

What are some of the biggest issues teens face in Portland?

“I think the biggest issue is teens not finishing high school and teen pregnancy”


 

 

 

Umv Tullah 10th grade (Benson High school)

What do you like best about Straightway Services?

The people

What do you want to do in the future?

Become a doctor

What are some of the biggest issues teens face in Portland?

Dropping out

 

 

Haja Koroma 10h grade (Benson)

What do you like best about Straightway Services?

There are a lot of nice, funny, and responsible people.

What do you want to do in the future?

I want to go to college

What are some of the biggest issues teens face in Portland?

Not paying attention in school

Dagzanique Webb 11th grade (Benson High school)

What do you like best about Straightway Services?

Being around everyone in the program

What do you want to do in the future?

Become a nurse

What are some of the biggest issues teens face in Portland?

Gangs and dying young

 

Jaime Duenes Freshman at Portland State University

What do you like best about Straightway Services?

“You get to meet new people”

What do you want to do in the future?

Go to college

What are some of the biggest issues teens face in Portland?

“I think pregnancy, drugs, and alcohol”

 

David Fofanah 12th grade (Roosevelt)

What do you like best about Straightway Services?

“I like the group work we do in the program”

What do you want to do in the future?

I want to be a professional soccer player

What are some of the biggest issues teens face in Portland?

Gangs, theft, drugs, and seeing drugs


 

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