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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!

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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.

Review from Guidestar

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

Client Served

Rating: 4

My daughters were on OGA team for a couple of years, after being on another local team for many years. What a positive difference OGA was! The coaches at OGA (Nancy, Kristin, Heather and John, to name a few) really care about what's best for every single child. The emphasis on sportsmanship and true teamwork was a refreshing change from the place my kids came from, and we wish we'd been at OGA all along. Now my nephew is competing for OGA and we are thrilled to cheer on the gym that will always have a special place in our hearts. I highly recommend OGA for kids of all ages and abilities.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 5 yr old daughter started her tumbling classes recently with Katie. She gives very close attention and helps my daughter to play and learn to suit her style. My kid loves to play with her in that environment.



We are already planning to add another session to her weekly schedule, as we love the experience. There is also the flexibility to attend on different days due to sickness which is very helpful.



We have very thoughtful people at OGA who even provided us the option to get benefits when we originally (was a misunderstanding)thought the fees was higher (we misunderstood the fees).



There is plenty of space to watch the activities and lots and lots of equipments for the kid to play around. We always get good alternate options when we want to come on an alternate day. Katie is thoughtful on what kind of time/day will be better suited for our kid, and not just any other available time/day, which means a lot.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

My three year old just started taking classes at OGA in December after getting hooked during a friend's birthday party. His teacher has the incredible patience, understanding, and creativity to work with a group of 3 and 4 year-olds, including children with special needs. I am impressed by OGA's committment to the community in donating to local events/causes, explicitly including all children in their classes, and encouraging character development by showcasing the community sevice endeavors of their students.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 4

My son, 12 yrs.old , has been competing with the Boys' Team at Oregon Gymnastics Academy since 2006, and my daughter, 10 yrs. old, competed with the OGA Rhythmic Gymnastics Team from 2007-2010. Both of my children began taking recreational classes at OGA at a very young age, and their experience piqued their interest and helped to instill enough confidence in them, that they decided to pursue competitive gymnastics. The gym has definitely experienced "growing pains" over the course of our tenure as member clients, as the gym went through an extensive expansion, has had several changes of management, and the competitive teams we have been involved with have increased in size dramatically, but the organization's priorities have always been to offer children a safe environment in which to explore their abilities, and to test and hone their strengths and character. This facility has, in many ways, become our second home. On an even more personal note, our son was diagnosed with a form of high-functioning autism during his first year on the Boys' Competitive Team when he was 7 years old. Many of the coaches at OGA have since been very encouraging and willing to learn more about how they can best communicate with our son and help him achieve his potential. Most importantly, they have never treated him as "disabled," but rather they have facilitated his ability to rise to the occasion of every challenge he faces. Gymnastics has made an enormous impact on the lives of our family members, and OGA has helped to pave a path toward many future successes for both of our children.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 4

Great gymnastics program. They have a large facility with knowledgeable coaches who really seem to care about their students. Seems to be very well organized.

Review from Guidestar

Mandy M.

Client Served

Rating: 4

OGA provides a very safe, fun environment for learning gymnastics. My kids (5 and 8) have been taking classes there for about 18 months now and really love it!

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