Open Doors

Open Doors Staff

The Open Doors program at the Next Generation Zone is a place that fosters hope for all young adults, and precisely Opportunity Youth. Since its inception in 2014, Open Doors has served the disconnected youth of Spokane County and the surrounding areas with the mission of “Partnering with young adults on their pathway to a better tomorrow.” 

Open Doors is a consortium of school districts (Central Valley, Cheney, Colville, Deer Park, East Valley, Freeman, Lumen, Mead, Medical Lake, Newport, Nine Mile Falls, Pullman, Riverside, Spokane, and West Valley), Spokane Falls Community College (Gateway to College), Spokane Community College (instruction), and Northeast Washington ESD 101 (instruction and case management). 

This program has two pathways. The high school diploma pathway is through the Gateway to College program at Spokane Falls Community College. Not only are students working on their diploma, they are taking college classes and learning how to be college students. The HSE pathway is located at the Next Generation Zone, where programs center on building college and work readiness skills and vocational exploration.

For learn more about Open Doors or the Next Generation Zone, please click on the logo below to visit our website or reach out to one of the contacts listed below.

And...Go Hornets!!!

Open Doors Hornet 

Contact Team

Terrance Nixon, Director
[email protected]

Darren Nelson, Assistant Superintendent, NEWESD 101



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