2017 Mayor's Back to School Fest
Mayor Sylvester Turner
The Seventh Annual Back to School Fest (BTSF) will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center and will provide 25,000 economically disadvantaged Houston Region ISD elementary students with the following free of charge:
Hair cut vouchers
Due to limited school supplies, this event is only open to pre-registered elementary school students (K-5th grade) who reside inside the City of Houston. Families must pre-register for admission. Once registered, they will receive a confirmation letter with detailed event information. All services and offerings are provided free of charge thanks to our generous event sponsors and partners.
Event Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Event Website: http://www.houstontx.gov/btsf/
Event Time: 8a-2p
Event Number: 713-837-0311 or 311
Child Advocates and the McDonald's Houston Children's Festival
Every 9 minutes, a child in Texas experiences abuse or neglect. Nearly 4,000 children in the Houston area have experienced such life-threatening abuse or neglect that they had to be removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Child Advocates trains everyday people to advocate for the best interests of these children in court so they can find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Ashley Brockette, PR/Marketing talks about how you can support the organization.