WeLead is a collaboration between Oregon Humanities and Catlin Gabel’s PLACE program that trains high school students to lead community conversations about challenging issues.
Fall 2017 WeLead will return to the CENTER in North Portland. It is open to students from all Portland-area high schools in their sophomore through senior years. Students will be compensated for time spent in the WeLead program with a $200 honorarium. Application information and deadlines for 2017 will be announced soon.
In 2016, 14 students from seven Portland-area high schools participated in five training sessions focused on reflective discussion. The trainings culminated in a final event on the topic, “Politics: Why You Should Care – An Insight into the 2016 Election.”