Since my daughter started the sixth grade at SEI academy she has become a straight A student, and I am in awe of her new commitment to be all she can be. She has found acceptance and self worth at the academy and is anxious not to miss a day at school and she doesn't want to
Mission: Self Enhancement, Inc. is dedicated to guiding underserved youth to realize their potential. Working with schools, families, and community organizations, SEI provides opportunities for personal and academic success, bringing hope to individual young people and enhancing the quality of community life. In 2006, there were over 2300 children enrolled in SEI's programs that help inner-city students overcome barriers to success and close the achievement gap. SEI works with students from age 8 to 25 in eleven Portland Public Schools, in after school and summer programs, in its own charter middle school, and in entering and succeeding college. SEI involves parents in supporting their children's education and partners with over 60 community organizations to provide options and exposure.Recognized by the prestigious Edna McConnell Clark Foundation as one of the most effective youth development organizations in the nation, SEI helps instill in thousands of North and Northeast Portland youth a sense of pride, integrity, creativity, and options. Over two-thirds of SEI participants improve school attendance, grades and behavior. An average of 98% of SEI's high school freshmen graduate four years later and 85% of those go on to college,often the first in their family to do so.SEI's motto is LIFE HAS OPTIONS.
Results: 98% of SEI students graduate from HS
85% of SEI students pursue higher education
100% of SEI Parents complete Parent Skill Building Classes
SEI serves 7,500 youth and families
Target demographics: Underserved youth and families
Geographic areas served: Northeast and North Portland, East County Portland
Programs: Community and Family
Post Secondary (Post High School)
SEI Charter School (The Academy)
The Arts Program
Since my daughter started the sixth grade at SEI academy she has become a straight A student, and I am in awe of her new commitment to be all she can be. She has found acceptance and self worth at the academy and is anxious not to miss a day at school and she doesn't want to be late. She loves the experience and fits in surrounded by peers like herself!
Thank you SEI for helping my daughter be all she can be!!!
Proud Parent of sixth grade daughter at the academy...
SEI is an amazing organization that I truly loved being apart of as an intern. Volunteering my time with the Community and Family Programs section was an experience I couldn't have gained anywhere else. The staff are very welcoming and are always working hard to get their clients and families the best help possible. They offer multiple services for people all over the community and wish them nothing but the best!
This is a large family of boldly passionate AND focused leaders who do many things extremely well. They have a clear and relevant vision and mission. They have engaged the talents of community, parents, teachers and kids to create a tribe of committed action leaders. They do what they say they are going to do. In a sea of organizations with good intentions, this is without a doubt one of the very best.