The Eugene Emeralds baseball team, in partnership with Oregon Medical Group and their Community Spotlight program, provided Looking Glass staff with a group of seats and a prominent booth at the ball game on Wednesday, July 19th.
Since 1990, Looking Glass' Lane Metro Youth Corps has coordinated a summer work crew, giving paid summer work experience to hundreds of Lane County youth over the years and helping to make improvements to a variety of local natural resources and habitats. "Beyond getting paid, these youth are getting valuable work experience," said crew supervisor and Riverfront teacher Craig Annsa.
For the entire month of July, patrons shopping at the Eugene River Road Grocery Outlet store will have the opportunity to make a donation at the cash register that will help raise funds for Looking Glass programs.
Looking Glass' Pathways Girls Program classroom has recently undergone an exciting transformation. Local artist Steven Wade Johnson (AKA Wayde Love) replaced a mural from 1995 that the staff and clients have been asking to be redone for years.
The Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) department of Looking Glass met at Wayne Morse Ranch for their annual retreat on Friday, June 22, which featured presentations, cultural awareness training, and strategic planning.
Two Looking Glass therapists, Aaron Porter and Carlyn Wierda are excited to launch a new process group for people of color at our Counseling Center. A process group is a form of group therapy where 5 to 10 individuals meet face-to-face to share their struggles and concerns with trained group therapists.
Looking Glass Center Point and Riverfront alternative schools held their respective 2018 graduation ceremonies on Thursday, June 14th celebrating the culmination of years of hard work and support from teachers, counselors, families and friends for a group of aspiring and inspiring local youth. Each school has its own traditions for graduation ceremonies and each was emotional and celebratory for another unique group of Looking Glass clients.
The week of June 4th through 8th was Spirit Week at Looking Glass' Center Point School. The activities of the week ended with an open house at the school preceding graduation events on Thursday, June 14th. "The purpose of the Open House is to celebrate the amazing work our students engaged in throughout the academic school year." Said Lynda Whitener the Program Director for Center Point.