July 31, 2013
The St. Louis Public School District (SLPS) will once again join forces with the St. Louis Community Empowerment Foundation to present the 2013 St. Louis Public Schools Back to School & Community Empowerment Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., inside and outside of St. Louis University's Chaifetz Arena, 1 Compton Ave.
The first day of school for SLPS students is Monday, Aug. 12.
The festival will feature more than 100 vendor booths providing:
• School registration
• Free and/or reduced lunch applications and support
• Notary services
• Transportation enrollment and support
• Health information
• Family resources
• Health screenings
• Business licensing fair
• Hair cuts
Free backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed to students while supplies last. In addition, games, rides, gifts, prizes and free food will be available. Free parking will be available at the Saint Louis University garage on Compton and Olive, as well as on the Harris-Stowe State University campus. Shuttle services will also be provided at select locations.
Admission to the festival is free; however, all in attendance must register. Avoid the registration lines on the day of the event by pre-registering online at www.slps.org/festival.
For more information, visit www.slps.org/festival or call 345-2520.