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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Physical Fitness & Community Recreational Facilities, Special Olympics, Sports, Youth Development Programs

Mission: OGA's mission is to promote and motivate character, fitness, and health in the lives of our athletes, employees, and community through the sport of gymnastics. Dedicated to developing youth, OGA aims to include all interested individuals, regardless of age, cognitive and physical ability, and/or financial situation. All members are called upon to give to our community through their sport, volunteerism, financial support, and/or the Josephson Institue''s "Character Counts" program. In addition, OGA as an organization gives back to the community by providing a unique and special place for those in need to experience physical education through the sport of gymnastics. OGA offers personalized special needs classes, member grants and tuition assistance, as well as an off site outreach program, enabling all individuals to reach their full potential by learning, achieving goals, and enjoying the sport of gymnastics.

Target demographics: children of all ages

Direct beneficiaries per year: 20 families through our tuition assistance, and over 300 at-risk youth through our Outreach Program

Geographic areas served: Oregon - Washington County, west Multnomah County

Programs: recreational pre-school and school age gymnastics classes, day camps, open gyms, parents night outs, and programming designed specifically for children with special needs. We believe children will receive the best gymnastics education in a safe and positive environment. Offering safe, high quality programs is a top priority for our organization. OGA's Board of Directors has determined that quality is not measured by the medals won in any competition, but by creating an environment that allows each individual athlete to achieve his/her highest potential within their sport, while also instilling and developing life-long skills that contribute to health, wellness, and character. In the past 4 years, OGA has expanded our special needs programming to reach over 100 families annually, and has launched our Community Outreach Program to serve at-risk youth in Title 1 Schools. We look forward to expanding these programs more in 2015.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family is affiliated with OGA for a long time. We are pleased by the educational training standards of the staff and the variety of classes they offer, from little kids to competitive athletes.
They offer PNOs , birthday parties, summer camps etc. So there is something for everybody.
OGA is also committed to the community in sponsoring PNOs for school events and organizing special Olympic events.

It is a great place to introduce your child to a fun and teaching skills you can utilize in any sport.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 4

OGA is a terrific gymanstics facility. My 4 year old daughter has been taking classes for about a year now and I am amazed to see her progress! The coaches are friendly, yet keep the kids attentive and on task. I would reccommend this gym to anyone with children interested to learn this great sport.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

OGA is a great place. We are all like a big family. The coaches are really good too. I've been at OGA for 3 years now and love it! Would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I absolutely love OGA. Since I moved there 3 years ago, the people I've met have become my second family, and the gym my second home. Every staff member, volunteer and gymnast create a great atmosphere. Whether you're five, fifteen, whatever age, you will love this gym.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter thoroughly loves being a part of the OGA team. Since her enrollment almost 6 years ago she has flourished as a gymnast and as an individual. The camaraderie that has been fostered among her team is indescribable!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Oregon Gymnastics Academy is my second home. I love it here so much! I have met so many amazing people here, i would recomend someone doing gymnastics any place but here. I've been a gymnast here for over 13 years now and i couldnt live with out it. It is a great organization. Definitly gets 6 out of 5 stars on my scale.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 4

Both of my girls were students at OGA. One competed for 8 years. It was a home away from home for us. We spent many enjoyable hours there each day. It helped my daughter learn confidence that has helped her throughtout these past years.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My 4 year old daughter, Ruby, has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is extremely active and because of ASD, has difficulty listening and focusing.

OGA offers an Allstars Program specifically designed for children with special needs. Jessie is Ruby's coach and demonstrates patience with a positive, entergetic attidude while working on the skills Ruby needs to strengthen her listening and social skills. Ruby loves her and because of that, we love Jessie and OGA!

Review from Guidestar

Danielle K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I started gymnastics at OGA when I was 9 years old and competed there until I was 17. My coaches were amazing both as coaches and as teachers of life lessons. It sounds cliche but I would not be the person I am today without learning from my coaches how to persevere through the hardships and tough times in life. OGA was an amazing "adoptive family" for me as a child and teen and I'm thankful for being a part of the family for so many years.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My children have been members of OGA for a couple of years now and love every minute of it. OGA has helped them with their physical health, as well as given them the opportunity to meet great friends who share the same interests. The coaches at OGA are as unique as they are caring. Mu kids always have a great time, while staying healthy and learning about what they love. We can honestly say that as long as we live in the area, we will be long-time members.

Review from Guidestar