What folks are saying about us.

The Governor said,

“This organizations quartet of young and older helped us introduce Governor Tom McCall-Day through music and word.” “Amazing”, said Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown of the New History Menstruals work in researching the legacy of 1970s era governor Tom McCall… They then put it to Song and word.

Kate Brown

Govener Of Oregon

From Kurt:

“Jerry and Rivers of Life Center folks,

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your support and advocacy. It really makes a difference for the community. Thanks for all your help.”

Kurt Schrader

Congressman, 5th District

From Steve:

“These young people came alongside our award-winning chorus and members and made our programs work on a real River Boat. Their young people acted as guides, hosts, and even delivered shore side programs of interest to our guests.”

Steve Morin

Oregon SenateAires Director

From Matthew:

“Hi, I’m Matthew Riegg and I’ve worked with Rivers of Life Center and its predecessor Earth Crusaders since I was 15. Now I’m 24, and I was the office and program administrator helping with grants, recruitment, and supervision of youth where I learned a lot. Working with youth, including myself, learning the ins and outs of Tourism Guiding and Hosting, and environmental landscaping. This program prepared me for many life challenges, and for that I am thankful.”

Matthew Riegg

Homeschooler and Graduate

What a crew leader says,

“I love working with these young people. I was young once too. I can share, council, and provide insight for these kids just starting to get into the work force and make something for themselves. Its tough work, and it can beat you up, but you usually come out better from it.”

Jerry Miller

Senior Crew Leader

From Joshua:

“Rivers of Life Center gave me opportunities to use my interest in history to become a real tour guide. Our many tours on the Portland Spirit and on real tour buses gave me a chance to show my stuff.”

Joshua Beckham

Young worker and Historian

Tim says,

“I was tasked with writing the entire script and timeline for exploring Oregon City. I had to plan the routes of the buses and the timing of the vessel, ‘Willamette Star’. 2,000 people participated in the effort I helped design.”

Timothy Miller

Young Worker

Gabriel says,

“Working for Rivers has been a learning experience in all points of work ethic and practice. The skills I’ve been taught and made to hone are not limited only to landscape work in the field but now experience in the office as I type grants and handle things like payroll. I’d like to think I’ve become a capable assistant and administrator.”

Gabriel McNiece

Young Worker