Back to School


15th Night Back to School BBQs

July 14, 2022

The Back to School BBQ is the Youth Action Council’s biggest event of the year and provides youth with a fun opportunity to reconnect to school and prepare for the upcoming year. This year we are so excited to be able to host TWO Back to School BBQ events – one in Springfield on August 25th, and one in Eugene on August 26th.

The Youth Action Council has been out pounding the pavement each week during the summer to build new relationships with youth and encourage them to engage in resources and services. All of these summer outreach efforts lead up to the Back to School BBQ events, where the main goal is to help youth reconnect to school. The way we see it, if we can keep youth connected to their school communities and remove barriers to them accessing the services and resources that they need to thrive, we can start to reduce the number of young people who are ending up on to the streets.

The Back to School BBQ is a big lift for the Youth Action Council and the 15th Night crew. We couldn’t pull off these events without the help of our amazing community, and with two events this year we are looking for a little extra support. If you would like to help purchase school supplies for the events please check out the 15th Night Amazon wishlist. Additionally, below is a list of items that we need for raffle prizes, because nothing brings kids to an event like the opportunity to win a skateboard.

2 skateboards
2 bikes
2 bluetooth speakers
2 pairs of bluetooth headphones
2 Hydroflask water bottles with straw lid
6 $50 Walmart gift cards
8 $25 Fred Meyer gift cards
2 $25 gift cards to Round 1
2 $25 gift cards to a movie theatre
$15 – $20 gift cards from Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, Five Guys, or Hawaiian Time.
2 gift cards to Get Air
2 nice tents (3-4 person)

If you would like to support the Back to School BBQs with any of the items from this list, please reach out to A huge thank you to Eugene Metro Rotary Club for donating funds to purchase the food for these events!

We are so grateful for your support and the awesome ways that you all continue to show up for the youth in our community. Thank you for being part of 15th Night!