DETROIT, Mich. —
Students in Detroit Public Schools will be recognized by Communities In Schools for their academic, behavioral and attendance achievements on Saturday, June 15, 2013. The event, held at the Detroit Public Schools Warehouse is designed to promote reading and physical activity during the summer months.
“This event is all about recognizing the kids and their accomplishments,” Sonja Allen, CEO Communities In Schools said. “This is our way of showing the students that someone does care about their efforts in school.”
The campaign has gathered excellent community partnership from Detroit Public Schools, Chrysler, NASA, Children’s Hospital, Children Incorporated and Evans Distribution Systems. Sponsors have purchased bikes, helmets, books, volunteered time and labor. This week, 600 bikes were assembled for the event with the help of volunteers.
“The kids are so excited about getting a bike, they ask me if it’s really going to happen, every time I see them,” said Allen. “It’s great to see people in the community helping out for a worth-while cause,” said Valdez Tilton of Communities In Schools.
Communities In Schools offers core academic enrichment, physical and mental health services, conflict resolution and violence prevention, art and music education, financial literacy, tutoring, mentoring and service learning programs to students. Communities In Schools helps over 8,000 students and their families in four school districts, including; Detroit Public Schools, Michigan’s Education Achievement Authority (EAA), Pontiac and Ypsilanti Public Schools. The Books and Bikes event will be June 15, 2013 at 1425 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48207 from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.