REDMOND, OR -- Redmond Proficiency Academy will host its first ever Community Resource Fair, Thursday evening, and the event was created by a pair of high school students. RPA senior Emma Price tells KBND News the event started as a school project. "We were in our leadership class and we were interested in doing some community outreach and doing more projects in the community. We approached our leadership teacher about the idea, and she helped facilitate our thoughts into a plan."
Sophomore Miah Andersen says she and Price wanted to provide needed services for local families. "Altogether, we’re just trying to connect families with the different resources in the community because a lot of families don’t know about them or are unable to reach them. We have Mosaic Medical
, some dental screenings, eye exams. We also have housing programs, that type of thing, as well as job connections." Non-profit agencies like J Bar J Youth Services
, Saving Grace
and the Deschutes Public Library
will also be on hand.
All services at tonight’s Community Resource Fair are free and provided by volunteers. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the RPA West campus
on Antler Avenue in Redmond.