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REAP's Free Summer Camp

Offering Fun, Leadership and Life Skills to Portland Students

Photo courtesy of the REAP program

REAP is proud to announce Institute of Purpose (IOP) 2024, an enriching 4 week summer initiative designed to empower students through free, interactive programming focused on personal growth, networking, and community building. Running from July 9th to August 2nd at Beaumont Middle School in Portland, sessions will take place from 9:30am to 3:30pm every Tuesday through Friday, providing a safe and stimulating environment for youth to explore diverse topics and develop essential life skills. By offering this program at no cost, REAP strives to break down financial barriers and create an inclusive environment where all students, regardless of their background, can thrive.


Inspired by our commitment to cultivating future leaders, IOP 2024 aims to provide a

transformative experience where students can discover their passions, build confidence, and

forge meaningful connections. As one student from last year eloquently put it, “I learned,

laughed, and grew through REAP into the person I am today," this program embodies REAP’s

dedication to nurturing young minds and preparing them for success in a rapidly changing world.


Students will participate in engaging workshops and activities designed to foster personal growth and skill development. These sessions are intended to kindle new passions and help students find their potential purpose. Workshops include shoe design, fashion design, leadership development, and entrepreneurship training. Emphasis on promoting active lifestyles through physical activities, healthy eating, and daily exercise. Excursions to local attractions including Oregon Zoo, L&M Hair Studio, iFly, Nike, Tree to Tree, PSU, Wings and Waves, and more.

The program will include transportation, breakfast, lunch, workshops, activities, and field.


REAP’s mission is to proactively ignite, elevate, and engage the next wave of leaders for the

future now. REAP supports over 1,000 students annually through culturally responsive programs that foster leadership skills, academics, civic engagement, entrepreneurship, youth

voice and behavioral health. REAP works with students in grades 3rd through 12th, who

represent our most marginalized student populations.

For more information about REAP, IOP or to support this amazing event, please contact Jessica Velazquez at


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