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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

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

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#Think Smart Think BoyStrength!


Mission statement:  Fostering awareness, promoting healthy choices and empowering boys to be leaders  in nonviolence.



The BoyStrength Program aims to  

  • Foster  an understanding of what it means to be a young man in today’s media driven society  

  • Boost knowledge and awareness of equity,  diversity, and cultural differences

  • Support boys capacity to express and regulate emotions 

  • Encourage boys to explore healthier and safer choices to  prevent violence

  • Enhance boys  inner strength to  cultivate  leadership and mentoring skills 

  • Increase  boys capacity to be allies in ending violence against girls and women

  • Promote boys social connections and understanding of healthy relationships

  • Raise awareness of the importance of healing and self-care


Check out KATU's spot on this exciting new program here.




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