As young people prepare for the school year, we’re teaming up with community partners to host a drive-through High School Resource Fair to distribute back packs, school supplies, food, and other resources to young people and families.
What: High School Resource Fair
When: 3-5 pm, Thursday, August 11, 2022
Where: YouthSource Tukwila parking lot, 645 Andover Park W. Tukwila, WA 98188
Are you representing a community organization and want to host a table at the Resource Fair? Register here!
This event is hosted by Best Starts’ reengagement program, Reconnect to Opportunity (ReOpp), which supports young people ages 16 to 24 as they seek employment and education resources in King County. Our outreach specialists work with young people who have experienced educational and professional barriers throughout their journey. We work with the community to connect young people to programs that support student centered needs and growth.
At our Resource Fair you will get a chance to meet our interns!
Here’s how they introduce themselves in their own words:
Adar Abdi, pronouns (she/her), White Center: I joined Reconnect to Opportunity because I wanted to be able to support my community in a tangible way. I am most excited to learn how to be a better communicator as well as a leader.
Logan Farris, pronouns (It/it’s/they/them/theirs), Auburn:
The reason I was so eager to join ReOpp is because I have deep passion for helping people, especially youth explore their own potential in a way that suits them. I believe it’s extremely important to help this generation and future generations solidify the idea that it is essential to follow one’s own path in order to be happy, and in turn become a productive member of society. It is because I have deep passion for helping people, especially youth explore their own potential in a way that suits them. I believe it’s extremely important to help this generation and future generations solidify the idea that it is essential to follow one’s own path in order to be happy, and in turn become a productive member of society.
Bryan Orihuela, pronouns (he/him), Auburn:
I’m Bryan and I’m 20 years old. Around the time I arrived at this program I was in a very confused and scared part of my life. Unsure and lost within the vision of my career, my future but I sought change as I couldn’t stand where I was. Through connections from an old friend, I found this program and based on my interests my mentor got me connected to a coding pre-apprenticeship. Now almost a year later I’m a Bank of America summer intern trying to get an offer for a full-time position as a software tester after my contract ends. I’m very thankful for the opportunity I’ve received and although I’m still unsure on certain things, I finally feel like I’m going toward the right direction.
Valeria Tovar, pronouns (she/her), Federal Way:
As I was scrolling through social media, I found a post about Reconnect to Opportunity, and what mostly caught my attention was that this is an opportunity to grow and help the community! With that, I am excited to help young people like me, and to learn a set of skills that will get me better prepared for my future career goals.