Creating Opportunities for Youth
About Connected Lane County
Connected Lane County is a mission-driven organization striving to improve outcomes for underserved youth in Lane County. Our team works collaboratively with Lane County school districts, industry partners, workgroups, and community organizations to create opportunities and prepare youth for their lives beyond high school. By identifying and bridging gaps, working to change systems, and creating safe spaces, we’re helping youth succeed. The majority of our work falls into one of our three core programs: Elevate, Navigate, and Spark.
Our Core Programs
We are committed to creating safe and equitable learning environments for all youth through our three core programs, Elevate, Navigate, and Spark. We help youth break down their own barriers to life and learning while watching them grow and expand their knowledge.
We equip Lane County youth with the tools to help them gain confidence in their abilities and see value in their decisions. We break down barriers, build bridges, and create strategic partnerships to connect youth with education and employment pathways to transform their future potential.
We create opportunities to increase the relevance for each learner to connect to their lives beyond graduation, and intentionally connect partners to meet the needs of youth in Lane County.
We collaborate with local school districts, institutions of higher education, the local workforce board, and industry innovators to provide underrepresented Lane County youth with vital experiences. Partners share information, increase cooperation, and aid students in their education transitions to identify and address systemic barriers that harm equity and accessibility for all youth.