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Pear - Creatively Mentoring Homeless Youth

Understanding the experience of place for Portland’s homeless youth

In Winter and Spring 2013, a team of five Portland State University (PSU) students mentored by Greg Townley, an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at PSU, recruited 28 youth at p:ear to participate in a three-part research experience consisting of: 1) participatory mapping exercises…

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Pear - Creatively Mentoring Homeless Youth

Without p:ear, I…

“… I know this is supposed to be sheet on all the live changing effect p:ear has on homeless youth. But as all homeless youth know, life on the bottom, looking for a way up, it isn’t about life altering services. It’s about paperwork and…

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Pear - Creatively Mentoring Homeless Youth

“A Rose in the Concrete”

From a p:ear  youth: “I just want to shout out pear I started going to pear almost 8 years ago an they have done so much for me over the years countless meals bus tickets clothes but more than that a place to go an…

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