OREGON GYMNASTICS ACADEMY

Rating: 4.7 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Sports

Location: 16305 Nw Bethany Ct. Ste 109 Beaverton OR 97006 USA

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.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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503-531-3409
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Rating: 5 stars  

We have been affiliated with OGA for the past nine or so years. My daughters started in the OGA recreational program and are currently on the artistic team. I have served on the board of directors for the past two years. We are proud members of OGA, not just because of the strong coaching that our children receive, but because we believe so strongly in it's mission. We are proud of OGA's focus on serving the community through the All Star program that provides an option for children with special needs. We have thoroughly enjoyed helping when our gym hosts the Special Olympics gymnastics competition. We support the Character Counts program that is not just an annual event but a year-round focus. There is a focus on the team on being a team and supporting one another, not on only achieving individual athletic goals. We are confident that our children are becoming better athletes and better people because they are at OGA.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...watching my children become better athletes and better people. Seeing them bond with their teammates and coaches.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...continue to do everything possible to allow it to continue to improve. We have seen marked improvement in the management of the organization over the past year.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Through a promotional flier offering a free month of preschool classes, nine years ago.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Ensuring organizational profitability and supporting employees/coaches and ALL athletes/members.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Same as above plus continuing to improve the quality of instruction/coaching for ALL athletes/members.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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