ENROLLMENT FAIRS: DPS partners with Youth Connection at Belle Isle and Cody Rouge Community at Don Bosco Hall Sat., August 16 for two action-packed back to school fairs

Both events will feature entertainment, information about the upcoming school year, free backpacks, school supplies and free food!


Detroit Public Schools has partnered with two Detroit community organizations, The Youth Connection and Cody Rouge Community, for two one-stop-shop back to school fairs on Saturday, August 16.  Representatives from Detroit Public Schools will be on-site at each location sharing valuable information about the district’s unique schools, programs and parent essentials.

On the east side, the Youth Connection, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting our youth to a brighter future, is hosting its 13th Annual “After-School/Back-to-School/College Fair” on Belle Isle. The event, where 1,500-2,000 Detroit families are expected to attend, gives thousands of Detroit kids the opportunity to connect with more than 80 vendors representing after-school programs, activities, college essentials and take-home backpacks filled with school supplies, bike helmets, shoes, books and more! Free food will be provided and an ice cream truck will be on site, compliments of Radio One.

On the west side, an action-packed day filled with family fun and entertainment is in store at Don Bosco Hall. The “Cody Rouge Family Fun Day & Back to School Rally” is a celebration of the Cody Rouge community in conjunction with the major remodeling occurring at the Cody Campus as part of the Life Remodeled make-over. Life Remodeled is a non-profit organization with a mission to remodel lives—one neighborhood at a time. The organization is dedicated to remodeling a Detroit Public School each summer and aims to partner with local residents of each area served to remove blight in the surrounding area to create safe and inspirational pathways to and from school.

At the back to school fair, families can take part in pony rides, face painting, bounce houses, free lunch, a DJ, art activities, a community resource tent and a showcase from the Don Bosco Hall Youth Showcase. Free backpacks and supplies will also be available.

13th Annual Youth Connection Back to School Fair
12-4 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014
Belle Isle Casino
1 Casino Way, Detroit

Cody Rouge Family Fun Day & Back to School Rally
12-4 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014
Don Bosco Hall
19321 W. Chicago, Detroit

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