Welcome to Mike Program
MIKE Program’s vision is all people meeting their potential of vibrant good health, participating as citizens of a vibrant, strong society. Our cardinal activity is youth mentorship/youth empowerment. The program works collaboratively with teachers and program managers to place volunteer mentors with youth groups in schools and agencies. The program is designed to equip youth to apply healthy behaviors and to train peers, family, and their communities in healthy behaviors through project-based service learning. MIKE Program is consistent with principles of positive youth development.
In the News
Larry Wallack, senior public health fellow at OHSU’s Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness, was the keynote speaker at MIKE Program’s Our Community Gathering on March 2.
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Welcome, Michael Reyes-Andrillon
Michael Reyes-Andrillon joined MIKE Program’s Board of Directors in January, 2014, and serves on the Governance Committee. He is the Community Engagement Officer for the Northwest Health Foundation. Michael earned his bachelor’s degrees from Washington State University in Zoology and Ethnic Studies and his Master of Public Affairs from WSU Vancouver. He has worked in higher education for almost 10 years. Michael brings a focus to helping underrepresented students reach their dreams of obtaining and completing a college degree. Michael is also passionate about addressing health inequities, especially as his father-in-law, a migrant farmworker, suffered from total kidney failure.
What’s Coming Up in MIKE Program
Tuesday, April 22, 2014: MIKE Program Governance Committee Meeting, 6:00PM-7:30PM
April 24-27, 2014: Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR. Click here for more information and registration details. MIKE Program will be featured at the conference.
Monday, May 5, 2014: MIKE Program Education & Mentoring Committee Meeting, 3:30PM-5:00PM
Monday, May 19, 2014: MIKE Program Finance Committee Meeting, 4:00PM-5:30PM
Thursday, May 20, 2014: MIKE Program Marketing & Fund Development Committee Meeting, 1:00PM-2:30PM
Wednesday, May 21, 2014: MIKE Program Board of Directors Meeting, 7:00PM-8:30PM
Friday, June 13, 2014: Familias en Accion’s 5th Annual Latino Health Equity Conference, “Pathways to Health Communities: Strategies for the Prevention & Reduction of Childhood Obesity,” at Portland State University. Click here for more information and registration details. MIKE Program will be featured at the conference.
Saturday, June 21, 2014: American Psychological Association Division 45 Research Conference, “Infusing Culturally-Informed Practices to Enhance MIKE Program’s Kidney Disease Prevention,” at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. Click here for more information.
Friday, September 12, 2014: An Autumn Evening, Multnomah Athletic Club, 5:30PM-9:00PM.
Youth Program Update
MIKE Program Featured in The Skanner
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