FWCS/FWEA Join with United Way for Live United Family Night - November 06, 2009

Record Number: 5621
Displayed from: Nov 06, 2009 , until: Nov 12, 2009

Fort Wayne Community Schools, the Fort Wayne Education Association and United Way of Allen County are teaming up for Live United Family Night from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd. At least 20 community agencies and partners will set up information booths. Among the participating organizations are: FWCS Continuing Education, FWCS Student Services, FWEA Read Across America, 211, Learn United, 21st Century Scholars, Salvation Army, Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, Family and Children's Services, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, YMCA, Urban League, CANI, Lutheran Social Services, Pathfinders and Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northeast Indiana. The event will also feature Clifford the Big Red Dog, the Cat in the Hat, story time with Real Men Read volunteers and free books to the first 100 students. The event is free and open to the public. It is part of the FWCS/FWEA United Way campaign to Double the Donors.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.