Kaiser Permanente offers free vaccinations Saturday

Uninsured and underinsured K-12 students in the Reynolds School District are eligible for free vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

Vaccinations will take place at Rockwood Medical Office, Module A&B, Central Check-in, 19500 S.E. Stark St., and Interstate Medical Office East Pediatrics, first floor, Central Check-in, 3550 N. Interstate Ave., Portland.

The vaccination day also is available to all Kaiser Permanente members.

Volunteer through Reynolds’ ASPIRE program

Reynolds High School is seeking volunteers for ASPIRE (Access to Student Assistance Programs in Reach of Everyone), a statewide mentorship program in its second year at the high school.

ASPIRE volunteers mentor students once a week during and after high school, connecting them with college and career resources.

Volunteers mentor Reynolds students anywhere from one to five hours a week. Each volunteer works with up to 10 students in 20- to 30-minute increments.

Along with offering college and financial aid resources, mentors help students explore careers and offer a career assessment. All volunteers must pass a background check and go through an ASPIRE training before mentoring students.

To begin the process of becoming an ASPIRE mentor, contact David Hopper at 503-667-3186 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about ASPIRE, visit

Jobs Corps forum focuses on youth employment

Springdale Job Corps is hosting its Strategies to Employing Youth Forum Wednesday, March 12, on its campus.

Community leaders will gather to hear Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith discuss the barriers that exist to youth employment, along with a panel discussion on the strategies businesses can use to hire young people and give them experience.

The panel will include owners of local businesses who have employed young people as well as representatives from organizations whose missions are to increase the employability of youths.

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