Patricia Arnold PhoeniX Strategic Communications 312.698.9817
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Movement to empower Chicago parents launches by connecting them to hundreds of summer programs
For the first time ever, Chicago parents searching for summer programs for their children
from sports and recreation, to music and tutoring
can find them in one location: McCormick Place
The Summer Program Fair, organized and hosted by ParentPowerChicago, opens in the convention
Lakeside Ballroom on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“As we know, all children experience learning losses when they’re not involved in educational activities during the summer,” said ParentPowerChicago
spokesperson Chris Butler.
“Our goal is to close what we call the ‘opportunity gap’ by bringing parents face
-to-face with the resources they need to help
in school and in life.”
Representatives from hundreds of programs, citywide, will be on site to provide information, answer questions and register students in their desired program. The ParentPowerChicago Summer Program Fair is open to the public. Admission is free. Pre-registered parents will be eligible for one of several raffle prizes, including two $250 scholarships and two Kindle Fire tablets. Registration is available online at parentpowerchicago.com, or by calling (773) 907-2777.
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ParentPowerChicago is an independent non-profit organization that connects parents and guardians
with educational and cultural resources to support their children’s success in school.
organization’s mission is to help anyone rearing children in Chicago to fulfill their role as child’s