2015 Back to School Celebration Set for July 25
The 2015 Back to School Celebration, sponsored by the City of Jackson, the United Way of the Capital Area and other community partners, will be held Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jackson Convention Complex. Doors will open at 9:45 a.m.
Jackson students in grades K-8 who complete the additional reading assignment of their choice and turn in their completed reading log will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies. Reading logs can be downloaded at www.jackson.ms.gov or www.alignmentjackson.org. School supplies and door prizes will be given on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
“The celebration gives us an opportunity to encourage our students and emphasize the importance of education being the key to success in life,” Mayor Tony T. Yarber said. “We’re excited to partner with the community to support Jackson’s youth and spread our message of ‘We need them to make it!’”
This year’s focus is family literacy and the importance of developing strong reading skills.
Vendors will be on site offering tools and resources students can use during the 2015-2016 academic school year. Information about educational services, after-school programs, athletic programs and health and wellness also will be shared.
No purchase necessary. All students 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. School supplies are limited and are available on a first come, first serve bases. The City is encouraging local businesses and organizations that offer services about education, after school programs, athletic programs, and health and wellness to participate by becoming a vendor. For more information, please check the website, www.jacksonms.gov or call 601.960.1084.