• Damian Lillard's RESPECT Program at Madison High School

    Group RESPECT  Dame

    Madison students visited Oaks Park in a kickoff program with the Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard this fall!

    Damian Lillard's RESPECT program encourages all youth to Show Up, Work Hard and Be Kind. Through his RESPECT program, originally launched in the 2012-2013 season when he was an NBA rookie, he encourages youth to show respect for all people.

    • Show Up – Arriving on time each day ready to engage and learn shows respect for your family and teachers.
    • Work Hard – Working hard and doing your best shows respect for yourself and your future.
    • Be Kind – Being kind, showing respect and valuing the differences in others.

    Lillard is now focusing his efforts to inspire ongoing, respectful behavior among youth by partnering with three Portland-Area High Schools – Madison, Parkrose, and Roosevelt - during the 2019-20 school year. Throughout the year, teachers and counselors will be empowered to reward students who have embodied the principles of RESPECT with tickets to Trail Blazers games; Lillard-signed items, Respect merchandise; and other special giveaways.

    Check out this article in the PPS Pulse newsletter from Jan. 2020 about the positive impact this program has on our students.