Gorge Youth Center

Gorge Youth Center

Sponsored by NW Natural

Vision Statement

“So every child can reach their greatest potential!”


Mission Statement

To provide a positive, affordable and safe place for youth and those organizations which seek to help young people develop into physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy adults.


Program Overview


For many years there has been a desire to see children and teens in the Mid-Columbia reach their greatest potential through a community youth center. The vision has been to have a place where young people have a positive, affordable and safe place to have fun.

Children and teenagers alike will be able to choose from a variety of activities including sports, music, art, drama, computers, and learning life skills.

The Gorge Youth Center will be more than just a place to hangout but will be designed to develop youth into well rounded adults, creating opportunities to enrich every aspect of their lives;

Physically – with sports and recreation activities in the gymnasium and fieldhouse while providing healthy meals and a garden.

Intellectually – through after-school programs assisting with homework, computer and multimedia labs through the arts and leadership development and job training, along with assisting them to become goal oriented in their lives.

Emotionally – by building relationships with caring adults to mentor them through temptations or problems, and through onsite counselors.

Spiritually – through faith-based groups.


GYC Update 2017:

We are well into our feasibility studies and the developing of our master plan. We are very excited and continue to move forward in this development phase.

We are so grateful for all the community support and continuing excitement around the Gorge Youth Center. We believe this will become the place which our community can call it its own!



Today there are a large number of children and teenagers growing up in abusive or neglectful situations or in single parent homes where they are alone for several hours each week. The youth center will quite literally be the closest thing to a home and/or family a lot of these children and teens will experience during their adolescence. By significantly expanding the number of opportunities students are able to be surrounded by affirming role models pouring into them, the greater the positive impact the Gorge Youth Center will have on their lives.

Ways to give:

Cash Donations- You can make donations by cash or check. Checks may be made payable to Gorge Youth Center,

Online Giving- Online donations may be setup through PayPal, your preferred credit card or an electronic bank draft. Set up a monthly donation for 3 years, 2 years, or 1 year for any amount you choose. All are secure, easy ways to support the Gorge Youth Center.

Planned Giving –

A planned gift is a major gift made during your lifetime or as part of your overall estate plan. Donations of stock or securities as advised by your tax professional are also welcomed.

Corporate Giving Opportunities

Your business is welcome to support the

Gorge Youth Center through monetary or in-kind donation.


Sponsorships of all levels are available. Contact Gorge Youth Center about a match which is right for you. Gifts may also be made in honor of, or in memory of, an individual.

Thanks so much for your desire to make a positive impact on our youth for generations to come so every child can reach their greatest potential!

Thanks so much for your desire to make a positive impact on our youth for generations to come so every child can reach their greatest potential!

Why Give?

The Gorge Youth Center will provide a much-needed outlet and place for so many in our community. Your gifts connect you to the ownership and value of what we can create together.

Be a part of YOUR Youth Center.  Please join us and be a vested part of impacting young lives.