On the heels of Malia Obama’s announcement of taking a gap year before attending Harvard University, dozens of graduates are coming to Portland to give back.
Organizers of The Tivnu Gap Year Program says more students are taking a break from school to volunteer.
The nine-month program teaches young adults life skills through internships and volunteer opportunities.
Participants spend about 35 hours each week working with various non-profits like Habitat for Humanity and Community Warehouse.
High School graduates like 19-year-old Hadara Goldsmith from DC, had a chance to explore a career in teaching through tutoring.
Learn more about Tivnu at Tivnu.org.
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