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Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Quotes About GirlStrength

Quotes from Girls:

 

I am not a confident person, but now I feel ready to protect myself.

    -- 7th grade girl, Faubion School, Portland, OR 2009



It helped me improve myself.

    -- 7th grade girl, Faubion school, Portland, OR 2009

I am more assertive now.

    -- 8th grade girl, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR 2008



The program taught me to use my intuition when in uncomfortable situations.

    -- 7th grade girl, Faubion School, Portland, 2009



It made me feel alot better about myself.

    -- 6th grade girl who participated in a two hour workshop, 2009



It made me help myself and to not be so nervous and protect myself.

    -- 6th grade girl, Harriet Tubman Leadership Academy for Young Women, 2009



It raised my self-esteem and made me more confident.

    -- 6th grade girl, Harriet Tubman Leadership Academy for Young Women, Portland, OR 2009



It made me fee powerful around groups.

    -- 8th grade girl, Ron Russell Middle School, Portland, OR 2009



It made me aware of my surroundings.

    -- 8th grade girl, Ron Russell Middle School, Portland, OR 2009



I'll use the skills we learned to keep myself safe in the future.

    -- 6th grade girl, Madeline School, Portland OR, 2010



The program made me value myself more.

    -- 8th girl who participated in a 2 hour workshop, Portland, 2009



I feel a little safe now and happier with myself.

    -- 7th grade girl, George Middle School, Portland, 2009



I'm more aware.

    -- 8th grade girl Catlin Gable School, Portland, 2009



I was already confident to the point of arrogance but now I am confident that I can protect myself.

    -- 8th grade girl, Catlin Gable School, Portland, 2009



Quotes from Teachers:

 

This was one of the most wonderful programs that I have experienced in the 20 years that I have been teaching!

    -- Teacher at Harriet Tubman Leadership Academy for Young Women, Portland, OR 2009



GirlStrength was amazing. The length of time really helped us get together as a group.

    -- Teacher at Faubion School, Portland, OR 2009



The instructors are very sincere and dedicated in all the aspects that they taught the girls. They are dedicated and want the girls to be safe. They make the activities, fun and exciting.

    -- School representative, George Middle School, Portland, spring 2009



Great course and instructors. A great success, well designed, paced and presented.

    -- Teacher, Oregon Episcpal School, Portland, OR 2009



The instructors were aware of emotional boundaries and emphasized how perpetrators prey on this by pushing these boundaries.

    -- Teacher, Catlin Gable School, Portland, OR 2009