To mark the start of the 2019-2020 school year, the Fremont Youth Foundation held its sixth annual Stop the Violence Back to School Block Party, presented by TCU, on Sunday, Aug. 18 at Fremont Park on South Bend's Northwest side.
In addition to free food, live magic shows and musical performances, and activities including bounce houses and a climbing wall, the block party will provide free school supplies, haircuts and other resources to local students.
“Our mission is to support our students and prepare them for the year ahead with the resources that they need,” said Kim Clowers, the Fremont Youth Foundation President. “This can be a challenging time of year for families who find their time and money stretched as far as it can go. The Fremont Youth Foundation wants to help ease that burden and set the stage for a successful school year.”
TCU also was on hand to offer information promoting financial literacy and empowerment among young people. See more information from WSBT-TV.
“For the past six years, the Fremont Youth Foundation has put on a great party to open the school year,” TCU’s Portage Service Center Manager Pauletta Washington said. “When students see the enthusiasm of the community to support their success, they head back to school inspired.”