Parents Challenge and National School Choice Week are teaming up to host a “Social Distance” Drive-Thru School Fair on January 30, 2021 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Colorado Early Colleges Colorado Springs and Colorado Technical University Parking Lot.
HOW CAN SCHOOLS/ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATE?
Families will drive-thru in individual cars to view the Schools and Organizations that have decorated a bus, van, SUV, car, or float to showcase what they offer.
Everyone will have an opportunity to vote on the best decorated vehicle. Prizes will be provided for the school and/or organization that wins!
Additional opportunities to promote your school/organization.
- Provide literature about your school or organization to go in backpacks (300-500).
- Sign-up with the Radio Station for an interview.
- Provide swag for backpacks and giveaways at the event (can be mixed items).
- Provide a 2-minute video about your school to be provided to attendees.
How many schools or organizations will be in attendance?
We will have 45 schools and organizations in attendance. Multiple schools per District is allowed.
What is the cost for attending the event?
This is a FREE community event.
We will be giving away 300 backpacks with school supplies along with information on all participants at the event.
What is the registration cut-off date?
Registration ends on January 22nd.
FAIR SPONSORED BY
Parents Challenge is dedicated to helping children escape failing schools by helping their parents exercise CHOICE. We help parents learn about what education options are available and how to pursue them.
The Parents Challenge program is built
upon four key activities:
Facilitates multi-level parental engagement in the educational process by training parents how to be better education consumers, tracking and recording children’s progress, selecting supplemental support and materials, interacting with teachers, administrators, and education boards, and understanding the broader implications, challenges, and benefits of educational reform.
Scholarships + Grants
Provide partial private school tuition funding (scholarships) for low-income families, as well as grant funds for transportation, computers, and tutoring for Parents Challenge participants opting for public schools or charters, and curricular materials for homeschoolers.
Assist with evaluation, monitoring, and improvement of academic and cognitive skills, as well as developing coping and life skills. Students and parents will be expected to record all academic grades, standardized scores and all extra-curricular activities in a student journal.
Facilitates outreach and collaboration with other service-providing organizations throughout the community, as well as with progressive school boards and other key constituencies, dedicated to broader educational improvement.