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 I believe in is “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
― Margaret Mead
A quote I love is “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai
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 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: “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
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 “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration”—Thomas Edison
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
My favorite quote goes: God gave you this life because He knew you were strong enough to live it.
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
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 is: “Who you are is defined by the next decision you make, not the last one.” - Rachel Hollis from her book “Girl, Stop Apologizing.”
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
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
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