The Chambers School and Career Center is an accredited alternative school, offering education and vocational training for out-of-school youth, ages 14 to 21.
Our mission is to help prepare young adults to become productive citizens by providing a work and learning environment where they feel challenged, respected, and accountable as they strive to meet the demands of adulthood.
The program is funded by the Lane Workforce Partnership, Oregon Youth Conservation Corps, Department of Human Resources, and the local school districts.
Eligibility: Academic Program, youth ages 14 to 21; Lane-Metro Youth Corps, youth ages 14 to 24; and Bright Future Inc., youth ages 16 to 20.
Staff: The staff are experienced employment and training professionals. Classroom instructors are certified teachers with experience working with youth from various backgrounds, needs and abilities.
Bright Future Youth and Family Services is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt not-for-profit organization that provides the children, youth and families of Lane County with a full range of human services, from prevention to treatment. Created in 1970, Bright Future is committed to serving youth and offers innovative programs that span the field of mental health, juvenile justice, employment and education. We deal with such critical issues as homelessness, substance abuse, delinquency, child abuse, delayed education and unemployment. We also strive to uphold the following values:
Bright Future is made up of ten programs that serve the varied needs of the community, including:
Today, Bright Future has the reputation for being a leader in the nonprofit sector with its state-of-the-art services and business-like operations. Bright Future, and the Chambers School and Career Center, are proud of the role we play as a member of the community.
Our start-up costs primarily cover inventory costs, marketing materials, and the services of a business consultant from the University of Oregon. The assumptions are shown in the following tables and chart. We will use existing assets in order to keep start-up expenses and need for capital assets down in the early stages of operation.
Catering For Kids will be located inside the Chambers School and Career Center at 1390 Keasey Boulevard in Eugene, Oregon. The school facility includes a commercial kitchen that is licensed by the Oregon Department of Human Services to serve the public. Currently, the kitchen is used by the culinary arts program to prepare and serve breakfast and lunch for students during each school year.