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Neighborhood Place Partners Hosts Eight Back to School Event


Neighborhood Place and numerous community partners will offer eight back to school events in late July and early August 2018.  These events will provide free school supplies while supplies last as well as a wide range of services and resources to help local youth and families be better prepared for the start of school year.

The bulk of the supplies and funding for these events comes from area businesses, churches, schools and individual donors.  To learn more about specific activities, eligibility and other requirements, please refer to list below:

July 26, Back to School Festival at Valley High School, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Located at 10200 Dixie Highway.  For more information call 363-1483.  This annual event is open to families with children in kindergarten through high school.  School supplies and backpacks will be provided while supplies last to families that participate in three, ten-minute “mini-trainings”. Over twenty presenters and more than forty vendors will be at the event plus mascots and lots of hands on fun to help everyone “Unlock Your Superhero Powers”.  Sponsored by South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, Cane Run Neighborhood Place, area JCPS Family Resource and Youth Services Centers, Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services, South Jefferson Community Partnership, Drug-Free Communities Grant, Kidz Club, Kosair Charities, Fairdale Christian Church, Fairdale First Baptist Church and Valley View Church.

Aug. 2, Back To School Festival at the Academy at Shawnee, 1 – 4 p.m. 
Located at 4018 West Market St. For more information call 485-7230.  This annual event is open to families with children in kindergarten through high school.  Free backpacks and essential grade-appropriate school supplies will be provided while supplies last.  Over twenty vendors will be at this event providing essential health, education, and community resources.  JCPS Family Resource and Youth Services Centers Coordinators will complete CAP referrals for families needing clothing and uniform assistance. Free lunches will be served to kids by JCPS Nutrition Services. Your child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  This event is sponsored in collaboration with the NorthWest Neighborhood Place, Jefferson County Public Schools/The Academy at Shawnee Family Resource Youth Service Center, The Kidz Club, Service for Peace and Louisville Metro Department of Resilience and Community Services.

Aug. 3, Back To School Festival at Mcferran Preparatory Academy, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Located at 1900 South 7th Street. For more information call 634-6057.  This annual event is open to families with children in kindergarten through high school.  Free backpacks and essential grade-appropriate school supplies will be provided while supplies last.  Vendors will be at this event providing essential health, education, and employment and community resources.  JCPS Family Resource and Youth Resource Centers Coordinators will complete CAP referrals for families needing clothing and uniform assistance. Free lunches will be served to kids by JCPS Nutrition Services. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  This event is sponsored in collaboration with Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, Jefferson County Public Schools and Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services.

Aug. 4, Back to School Festival at Westport Middle School, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Located at 8100 Westport Rd.  For more information call 574-6638.  This event is open to families with children in kindergarten through high school.  Free backpacks with essential school supplies will be distributed while supplies last. Presenters and vendors will be at the event to provide information to families plus mascots and other fun for kids.  The JCPS Lunch Bus will provide lunch for kids present and Sparkle and Shine Family Dental will provide dental screenings for up to 50 students.  Families may complete a CAP referral during the event as well for clothing and uniform assistance. Sponsored by Charmoli Center Neighborhood Place, Eastern Area Community Ministry, area JCPS schools, and All 4 Kids Charity.

Aug. 4, Back to School Festival at Olmsted Academy North, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Located at 4530 Bellevue Ave. Call 313-4089 for more information. Open to all students in grades kindergarten through high school. Free backpacks, school supplies and health and hygiene products will be provided while supplies last. Children must be present to receive school supplies. Educational and community resources will be available to help offer a strong start to the new school year. The festival will also include vision and hearing screenings, blood pressure and diabetes checks, clothing assistance referrals and more. Lunch will be provided for children and adults. Sponsored by South Central Neighborhood Place, Diamond Cluster MC, Olmsted Academy North and South YSC, Kenwood Elementary FRC, Hazelwood Elementary FRC,  Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services, and Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. 

Aug. 7, Back to School Fun Resource Fair at Southwick Community Center, 4 – 7 p.m.
Located at 3621 Southern Ave.  Call 313-4635 for more information.  The annual event is open to families with children in kindergarten through high school. JCPS Family Resource and Youth Resource Centers Coordinators will complete CAP referrals for families needing clothing and uniform assistance.  School supplies will be distributed (while supplies last). Several vendors will be available to provide essential health, education, and community resources.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. JCPS Nutrition Services will provide lunch to youth 18 and under. This event is sponsored in part by Ujima Neighborhood Place, Jefferson County Public Schools/The Carter/DuValle Education Center, Kennedy Montessori/Brandies, Maupin, Johnson and Foster Family Youth Service Centers, Southwick Community Center, Councilwoman Jessica Green, Passport Health Plan, Villages of Park DuValle and Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services.

Aug 11, Back to School Event at Meyzeek Middle School, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
Located at 828 S. Jackson St.  Call 574-6638 for more information. Open to students kindergarten through high school.  Free backpacks with essential school supplies for the coming year will be distributed while supplies last.  Your child must be present to receive school supplies.  Smile Academy will provide free dental screenings.   Many other local community venders and agencies will be in the gym to provide information for families.  Families may complete a CAP referral during the event as well for clothing and uniform assistance.  Sponsored by Charmoli Center Neighborhood Place, Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services and area JCPS schools.

Aug 11, Back to School Festival at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Located at 1501 Rangeland Rd.  Call 313-4498 or 313-4700 for more information. This annual event is open to families with children in kindergarten through high school. Free backpacks and grade-appropriate school supplies (while supplies last) will be provided. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Free lunches will be served to kids by JCPS Nutrition Services and families may complete a CAP referral during the event as well for clothing and uniform assistance. A Community Resource Fair will include over twenty presenters including diabetes and blood pressure checks, the YMCA program, voter registration, library services and lots of fun and music.  Event sponsored in part by First Neighborhood Place, area JCPS schools and Family Resource and Youth Services Centers, and Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services.