We provide a safe space where young adults can connect and socialize, get something to eat or access health services, and find help with their education and career.
Young adults want to succeed in their careers and their lives. Yet, many young people may not have a clear pathway to work, training or post-secondary education, even if they have their high school diploma.
That’s why Next offers a place where they can take charge, walk up to opportunity’s door—and kick it wide open.
Next is an initiative of community partners and businesses, led by Workforce Southwest Washington.
A quote that inspires me to always keep moving forward is “Positive thinking isn’t about expecting the best to happen every time, it is about accepting that whatever happens is the best for that moment.” – Unknown
A quote I love is “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai
A quote that has inspired me to be my best self is: “They say anything is possible, you have to dream like you’ve never seen obstacles...because if you didn’t aim too high then you’ve aimed too low.” - J Cole
One of my favorite quotes is, “If you have a dream, fight for it. It’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or get beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand, are brave and keep on going.” – Lady Gaga
My favorite quote is “You are the books you read, the movies you watch, the music you listen to, the people you spend time with, the conversations you engage in. Choose wisely what you feed your mind.” – Unknown
“Every day, think as you wake up,
today I am fortunate to be alive,
I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.
I am going to use all my energies to develop myself,
To expand my heart out to others.” – The Dalai Lama
My life is all about growing, changing, and improving, which is why this quote inspires me!
``Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.``
My favorite quote is: “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin
My favorite quote is: “Don’t talk about it, be about it.” – Bob Burns
One of my favorite quotes is, “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs
I hope that students can feel at home and connected when they are here at Next. Students all are part of the community and I hope that they can feel that they all have some connection to the whole.
Consider this quote: ``No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.`` - John Donne, Devotions, 1624
One of my favorite quotes is “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration”—Thomas Edison
My hobbies are knitting, DIY projects, reading, playing Zelda, board games, hiking, backpacking, working out at the gym, and baking.
Reach out to me to find out how to make your future happen YOUR way.
Favorite quote: ``Who you are is always right`` ― Deng Ming-Dao
My favorite quote is, “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth
Quote: ``Do something uncomfortable today. By stepping out of your box, you don't have to settle for what you are- you get to create who you want to become. `` - Howard Walstein
My favorite quote goes: God gave you this life because He knew you were strong enough to live it.
A favorite quote of mine is, ``It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our life that we must draw our strength to live and our reason for acting.`` - Simone de Beauvoir
One quote that I like is: No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution ... revolution is but thought carried into action. - Emma Goldman
My favorite quote is: “Who you are is defined by the next decision you make, not the last one.” - Rachel Hollis from her book “Girl, Stop Apologizing.”
Next Gen Council
Next youth are hungry for stability, success, and feelings of not being alone.
The staff are hungry for filling their brains with necessary wisdom and resources.
We, the Next Gen, will feed everyone with the motivation, positivity, and hope they need to succeed.
Partners and Donors
Next is a collaboration of organizations and groups working together.
- Clark College
- Clark County Food Bank
- Columbia Bank
- Columbia River Economic Development Council
- Educational Service District 112
- Goodwill of the Olympic and Rainier Region
- Job Corps
- Partners in Careers
- Vancouver Housing Authority
- WA State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Washington State University Vancouver
- Clark County Realtors Association
- Community Foundation for Southwest Washington
- Educational Service District 112
- The Honorable Frank L. and Arlene G. Price Foundation
- Pacific Premier Bank
- Workforce Southwest Washington