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Oregon Gymnastics Academy

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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

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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