The Youth and Education Office teamed up with their Family Resource Centers to host its first ever Back 2 School event and health fair! Nearly 100 families attended this one-stop-shop health and school supply event, which was in collaboration with Back 2 School America and First Things First, helping make sure families and students were ready for the new school year.
Health screenings included general vitals, hearing, vision, speech, and child vaccines. More than 300 books were handed out thanks to the ‘Book Rich Environment’ program by the National Book Foundation, and 227 children received backpacks donated by the Office of Mayor Kate Gallego and Valley of the Sun United Way, as well as school supplies provided by Back 2 School America.
A special thanks goes out to Phoenix Fire Department, Parks and Recreation Department, Housing Department, and Head Start.
This event could not have happened without the support and collaboration of community partners, to include Molina Healthcare, Child Crisis Arizona, Advance Partnering for Health Communities, Make Way for Books, Adelante Healthcare, Monarca, Eyes On Learning, Arizona Burn Foundation, Valle del Sol, PBS KIDS, Rising Families, A.T. Still University, and the National Book Foundation.