The John Robert Powers modeling and finishing school in Guam is expanding its offerings in a bid to maximize the use of its two-story facility in Maite.

Belta Perez director of JRP said the theater area in the 13 000-square-foot building will be made available for community use for a fee.

“The [JRP] student club will be able to sponsor events here where the community can hold their events “” Perez said.

Rental starts at $1 400 per day she said. She said revenues from the space rent will go to the student club’s charity scholarship and travel funds.

The JRP theater area currently provides a venue for community plays recitals concerts and beauty pageants.

Perez said the facility can accommodate family events or any group activities.

The community center was scheduled to be launched Dec. 15 with a holiday bazaar rummage sale and treasure hunt.

By January JRP will also start offering broadcasting and telecasting classes in partnership with Henry Sherrard Sounds Unlimited the producer of Fresko Guahan.

Perez said JRP will bring two teachers to hold the broadcasting classes.

She said the opening of new classes will coincide with the launch of new a children’s program and a women’s show which will be produced at the JRP theater and aired on PBS Guam.

“”We have been prepping up for this in the last four months “” Perez said. “”This is something new and exciting.””

JRP which owns the building renovated the facility after Shimbro’s Music Center moved out after its three-year lease. Shimbro’s relocated to Anigua earlier this year.

“”We converted about 80% of the building “” Perez said.

John Robert Powers was started in New York in 1923 and has been in Guam since 1970.