North Akron Life Skills will present a Back to School Bash this Thursday, offering a free festival for the community.
The Oct. 4 celebration takes place noon to 3 p.m. at 1458 Brittain Road in Akron, and includes free food and drinks, raffles for gift cards and other prizes, as well as a sticky wall and video game truck. Additionally, DJ Smoov will provide entertainment.
"We are inviting all students, their families, and anyone else in the community to come and participate – free of charge," said Steve Garton, administrator of Life Skills Center of North Akron. "We are trying to build connections to our neighborhoods and be more active than we have ever been in our community."
Community partners include Habitat for Humanity, Ohio State Food and Nutrition and Ohio Benefit Bank, among the more than 10 partners attending, said Garton.
Life Skills offers an alternative high-school opportunity for at-risk youth from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, providing them the opportunity to earn a state-recognized diploma. The program gives these young people a second chance at an education.
For information, call (330) 633-5990.