Leadership Students Complete Projects for Every Child Central Oregon
RPA High School students recently completed work on two projects that will benefit vulnerable and foster children through a partnership with Every Child Central Oregon program.
Students worked on welcome boxes and clothing bundles that will be provided to foster children in Central Oregon, hopefully making difficult transitions a little easier.
Welcome boxes provide children entering care with age appropriate activities to occupy them in the uncertain time of waiting at a DHS Child Welfare office for a foster family. For the Welcome Boxes, Leadership students were given a budget and picked an age group to make a box for. Each student planned, shopped and packed their own box. Each box was then given an encouraging note along with the contents.
Clothing bundles are sorted by size to be given to children entering foster care. Leadership students packed, folded and wrapped these bundles in class.
“Both projects were hands-on and my leadership students were able to work together and learn about service and community needs,” said Laurel Eberhart, CTE and Leadership Instructor.
Eberhart explained that anyone can make a welcome box for Every Child by following the guidelines provided by the Every Child program: Learn how to make a welcome box.
“I’m proud of my students this semester and their heart for service. I’m excited to continue on with more community service through our Community 101 program spring semester,” Eberhart said.