PORTLAND SCHOOLS CANOPY OF PRAYER “ Do not despise the day of small beginnings.” Roosevelt High School 10/05
A Vision Caught in Kona
Nurtured by New Friends
The Burden of Roosevelt <ul><li>Meeting in unity </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Humility </li></ul><ul><li>And...
Joined by Moms for our kick-off
… and pastors and alumni for our prayer walk
Praying for Rebuilding of the Walls of Roosevelt High
After One Year… Results! <ul><li>85% Reduction in Behavior Problems </li></ul><ul><li>Highest Test Score gains in the city...
Quotes from Officer Steve, Police Security on Campus  <ul><li>October, 2005:  Lady, if this thing turns around, I’m joinin...
During the 2 nd  year,  Sports Teams Succeed!
Professional Partnerships <ul><li>12 folks mainly of color from New Song Community Church & </li></ul><ul><li>12 different...
University Partnerships <ul><li>George Fox University:  </li></ul><ul><li>Fall talks by college students of color to inspi...
“ When God gives you a great work to do for Him… <ul><li>First it’s impossible, </li></ul><ul><li>Then it is difficult, </...
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  1. 1. PORTLAND SCHOOLS CANOPY OF PRAYER “ Do not despise the day of small beginnings.” Roosevelt High School 10/05
  2. 2. A Vision Caught in Kona
  3. 3. Nurtured by New Friends
  4. 4. The Burden of Roosevelt <ul><li>Meeting in unity </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Humility </li></ul><ul><li>And Answered by God! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Joined by Moms for our kick-off
  6. 6. … and pastors and alumni for our prayer walk
  7. 7. Praying for Rebuilding of the Walls of Roosevelt High
  8. 8. After One Year… Results! <ul><li>85% Reduction in Behavior Problems </li></ul><ul><li>Highest Test Score gains in the city of Portland </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in Parent participation </li></ul><ul><li>Vandalism on campus down </li></ul>
  9. 9. Quotes from Officer Steve, Police Security on Campus <ul><li>October, 2005: Lady, if this thing turns around, I’m joining your prayer movement! </li></ul><ul><li>January, 2006: We’ve had a 100% improvement in the leadership of this school! </li></ul><ul><li>March, 2006: Don’t take us off your prayer list! </li></ul><ul><li>May, 2007: This should happen at every school in Portland! If you keep doing this, you know I’ll be out of a job! </li></ul>
  10. 10. During the 2 nd year, Sports Teams Succeed!
  11. 11. Professional Partnerships <ul><li>12 folks mainly of color from New Song Community Church & </li></ul><ul><li>12 different professions </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiring students to “stick with it” for good careers, </li></ul><ul><li>Delighting counselors and principals </li></ul>
  12. 12. University Partnerships <ul><li>George Fox University: </li></ul><ul><li>Fall talks by college students of color to inspire minority freshmen at RHS </li></ul><ul><li>University of Portland potential partnership </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Day in the Life of a College Student” </li></ul><ul><li>(RHS students spending a day on a nearby college campus) </li></ul>
  13. 13. “ When God gives you a great work to do for Him… <ul><li>First it’s impossible, </li></ul><ul><li>Then it is difficult, </li></ul><ul><li>Then it is done.” </li></ul><ul><li>Hudson Taylor </li></ul>
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