The entire campus is invited to enjoy a free scoop of ice cream from the Ben & Jerry's campus shop, which opened last year. There will be live performances and entertainment featuring PSU student talent as well as opportunities to learn about the “PartnerShop,” which is operated by local nonprofit New Avenues for Youth to provide work experience and professional skills training for Portland’s at-risk youth. The support and business of the campus community enables the shop to continue helping youth to become self-sufficient.
What: Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day
Where: Ben & Jerry’s PSU on the Urban Center Plaza (510 SW Mill)
When: Noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3
Who: Anyone who wants free ice cream
About Ben & Jerry’s Partnershops
PartnerShops are Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops that are independently owned and operated by community-based nonprofit organizations. PartnerShops offer job and entrepreneurial training to youth and young adults who face barriers to employment. In 2011, New Avenues for Youth became the first and only nonprofit in the country to run two PartnerShops, both of which train and employ homeless and at-risk youth in the community.
About New Avenues for Youth
New Avenues for Youth is a nonprofit organization committed to helping at-risk and homeless young people gain the life skills necessary to lead sustainable lives and avoid lifelong homelessness. For more information about New Avenues for Youth, visit www.newavenues.org or call 503-224-4339.