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Urban League, SLPS Host 10,000 for Back To School Event

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                 Contact: Angelia D. Bills

August 12, 2016                                                                                                 (314) 704-6971

 

Back to School Festival on August 13
Event features free school supplies, a main stage and academic showcases

 

WHAT: 2016 Back To School and Community Empowerment Festival

 

DATE:  Saturday, August 13, 2016
TIME: 9 a.m. to noon


LOCATION:
Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103

 

More than 10,000 students and their families are expected to come out to the Saint Louis Public Schools and Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Annual Saint Louis Public Schools Back to School and Community Empowerment Festival on Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Chaifetz Arena on the campus of Saint Louis University.

 

Walmart and the St. Louis Community Credit Union are title sponsors for this event along with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Microsoft, MODOT, SSM Health, Emerson, Home State Health, Maxine Clark and Robert Fox Family Foundation, Armstrong Teasdale and Aetna. Fair participants will receive free school supplies, eye examinations and immunization appointments courtesy of the above-listed sponsors.

 

“We are excited to offer a variety of programs and services to benefit the entire family at this year’s Back to School and Community Empowerment Festival,” said Michael P. McMillan.

 

This year’s festival will feature a main stage on the arena floor, where student performances and academic showcases will be highlighted.  Free school supplies will be given to students while supplies last.  A free lunch will also be served.

 

Inside the Chaifetz Arena, SLPS officials will be on hand to assist with transportation, enrollment and other school-related questions and concerns. More than 50 vendors and exhibitors will offer important school-related information for parents and students.

 

This year’s event will also include numerous activities and points of interest on the grounds outside the Chaifetz Arena. Free parking will be available in the SLU garage on Compton and Olive.

 

For more information on the Back to School Festival, call 314-345-2520 or visit www.slps.org/festival. Classes for the Saint Louis Public Schools begin Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

 

WHAT: 2016 Back To School and Community Empowerment Festival

 

DATE:  Saturday, August 13, 2016
TIME: 9 a.m. to noon


LOCATION:
Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103

 

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