The Inner City Youth Institute is made possible through collaboration between the United States Forest Service (USFS), Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNW), and Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program.
The USFS and PNW provide an annual grant to OSU Extension 4-H to fund staff, supplies and transportation for outdoor experiences. In addition, federal agencies connect their staff to volunteer and mentor opportunities throughout the ICYI program.
OSU Extension 4-H staff and trained volunteers implement the ICYI program, drawing on best practices in education and positive youth development.
We currently work with students at the following schools:
- David Douglas High School
- Stacey Sowders, Program 4-H ICYI Program Coordinator: 503-821-1125
- Alice Phillips, OSU Extension 4-H Educator: 503-821-1125
- Seng Saechao, OSU Extension 4-H Educator: 503-821-1125
- Becky Bittner, PNW Research Station: 503-808-2599