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The purpose of a Project 2019 "Black-To-School Fest" is:
*** To make attendees aware of Project 2019
*** To celebrate the pursuit of knowledge
*** To get our youth excited about the return to school
*** To inspire our youths to focus on learning and obtaining excellent grades
*** To distribute free school supplies, educational games, etc.
*** To announce future Project 2019 Programs
OVERVIEW OF A PROJECT 2019 "BLACK-TO-SCHOOL
(1) DATE OF THE EVENT:
The optimal day and time will usually be a Saturday or Sunday afternoon between mid-August and late-August. The date should be selected as far in advance of the event as possible. Note that after planning and staging the event the first time, it will be easier to do so in subsequent years.
(2) LOCATION FOR THE EVENT:
Possibilities include "parks" or other grassy areas, large church parking lots, etc. Ideally, the site should include a field house or similar structure, a church basement, etc., that is large enough to accommodate the attendees for a program and to move some activities inside in case of inclement weather.
Attendees may include neighborhood (and other) youths, parents, supporters, etc. The number of attendees should be based on the size of the venue, available funds, the degree of success in obtaining donations of school supplies (book bags, pens, pencils, paper, etc.) and food, etc. from area merchants and other supporters.
(4) ENTERTAIMENT & ACTIVITIES:
There are many possibilities for entertainment and activities. In addition to musical artists, games, arts and crafts, etc., that one might find at most street festivals, educational based entertainment and educational activities should be included. Booths or tables can be provided for representatives from local colleges. (If a representative cannot attend, a college can provides literature for the event). Presentations and workshops can be done for parents and students on any number of educational subjects and issues -- good study habits, how to prepare for tests, when and how to plan for college, how to pay for college, etc. etc., etc.
Food and / or snacks should be available for attendees. The amount and type of food and / or snacks will depend on the budget for the event, donations from area merchants, etc.
During the event, an official program should be conducted in order to thank event leaders, volunteers, supporters, attendees, etc. -- to explain the purpose of the event -- to announce future programs -- etc. A guest speaker or entertainer may be included on the program, etc.
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