Detroit Children’s Museum and DPS partner to offer free museum admission for kids, free immunizations, backpacks, flashcard kits during enrollment drive event

Detroit Public Schools is partnering with the Detroit Children’s Museum to offer free admission to children on Friday, August 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at a DPS enrollment event that also includes parent workshops on how to make flashcards, free flashcard kits, free backpacks, while supplies last, and free immunizations.

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. The offer for free children’s admission is valid Friday, August 19 only from noon to 4 p.m. This offer cannot be combined with other offers or discounts, and there is no cash value. Admission is $4 for parents.

When and where:
Detroit Children’s Museum, 6134 2nd Avenue

Friday, August 19
The event is from noon – 4 p.m. (The Museum is open on Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Immunizations will be from noon to 3 p.m.

About the Detroit Public Schools Enrollment campaign:

The campaign focuses on the educational advantages available to students and parents/guardians, effective now, across DPS. Those include:

  • $77.4 million in student grants and scholarships, up $20 million since 2009
  • 10 new state-of-the-art school buildings or major renovations opening in September. DPS has built 40 new and remodeled schools since 2000.
  • Netbooks for every student in grades 6-12 for the first time this fall
  • Extended time in reading and math instruction for all elementary students
  • Free Summer Academy for elementary and middle school students
  • 5 new DPS-authorized charter schools led by educators with proven track records of raising achievement
  • A Reading Corps tutor for all pre-K students needing one
  • Business partners for every school to help raise student achievement
  • Extended day at most schools
  • Two new Online Parent Portals to keep parents connected to their children’s classwork and grades
  • Parent Engagement initiatives, including workshops and eight neighborhood Parent Resource Centers
  • Wide-ranging scholar-athlete programs through the Detroit Public School League
  • Robust Fine Arts programs with instrumental music, vocal music and dance
  • DPS-only college-readiness scholarship guarantees
  • A portfolio of school options, including single-gender, arts and medical career paths and career technical education

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