Some 150 community volunteers, in addition to two Teachers-in-Charge per building, are devoting their time to Detroit Public Schools’ Holiday Learning Fest, a first-time program that kicked off December 27, where 18 participating schools will provide academic support and remediation, free meals and food baskets over the holiday break to more than 1,000 students who have registered to date. The district also will offer special parent workshops in seven Parent Resource Centers.
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Through the brand new Holiday Learning Fest, a program sponsored in part by the Office of Food Services, 18 schools will remain open to students for six days (December 27, 28, 29, 2011 and January 3, 4, 5, 2012) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide learning, fun activities and nourishment for students. At two of the participating schools, Marcus Garvey and Osborn Academy, DPS has partnered with the St. John Health System to offer clinics, which include free immunizations and health screenings.
During the six days of the Fest, DPS will run a Service Response Center for volunteers or parents who have questions regarding the Holiday Learning Fest at 313-578-7100.