• India N. Miles

Aaron Knight: A Father First Then A Community Leader

I got the chance to catch up with my friend Aaron Knight and speak to him about his annual back to school event with Progressive Community Outreach. Aaron says he's "filling the void of whatever the need is" and has been doing so since 2011 by offering community based services like therapeutic mentoring and parent education.

The organization is for-profit and they are privately funded, and the services available are free to the public. Clients come recommended from social services.

The back to school event is a way for Progressive Community Outreach and their partners to give back to the community while engaging the community. Aaron says overall the event was positive, and there were lots of positive interactions.

Partners were --- National Counseling Group, Mad Italian, Chic Fila Southpark Mall, Petersburg Alumni Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, VSU Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, VSU P.A.N.I. C Organization, and the U.S. Army.

Ways to get involved with supporting Progressive Community Outreach would be donating clothes, food, supplies, and furniture. Partner with their quarterly outreach events, or volunteer.

Contact - tieraparker@outlook.com

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