Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metropolitan Area

Boys and Girls Club of Portland Metropolitan Area (BGCP) works to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to discover their full potential as caring, engaged, responsible community members.

NIRH partnered with BGCP in 2016 to create and implement a reproductive health advocacy campaign in the Hillsboro community of Washington County. Partnering with the Washington County Public Health Department (WCPHD) and Neighborhood Health Center, they developed and strengthened free teen clinic services. They also established a teen education center called the “Sexual and Protective Health Education Room” (SAPHE) where teens can access relevant and comprehensive sex education. In the summer of 2016, they also coordinated and hosted a summer Youth Sexual Health Expo that drew in more than 50 participants.