Arjon Nance

Arjon Nance

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Arjon grew up in Falls City, a very rural area west of Salem, Oregon. It is a beautiful place and he is so thankful to still have access to it, but Arjon reflects that he had to unlearn a lot of negative, rural cultural influences. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a major in environmental studies and a minor in collecting cans for deposit. Out of school, he began working at Outdoor School and found that he loves working with youth enough that 17 years later, he's still going strong. Arjon loves the supportive community here at Friends of the Children—Portland. Also how adaptable FriendsPDX can be in helping youth to meet their own needs over the long term. His favorite hobbies are bike streamer tag and getting people to play games he's invented, like Ultiball.