We Belong PDX is supporting kids' mental health through year-round programs that give children access to trusted relationships and strategies to live healthier
We believe in a world where every child has a strong sense of belonging and value
Sarah Lopez grew up in East Portland and is a former elementary classroom teacher. After six years in the classroom she felt determined to provide a way for the community outside of the education system to actively participate in the social and emotional growth of kids in low income areas. She knew that it is no easy feat to ensure that kids grow to be mentally well, and community involvement has the potential to make all the difference. We Belong PDX began with painting and games in a parking lot with a small group of kids and has grown into a program that is satiating the hunger for healthy community throughout the neighborhood.
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