Greater Together Back to School Block Party
Don’t miss the best community block party on the South Side featuring a live performance by South Shore Drill Team, music, inflatables, games, raffles, food, drinks and much more! Community partners like Alderman Leslie Hairston, Champs Mentoring, Operation Neighborhood Safety, Habitat for Humanity, Nike Community Store, Greater Chicago Food Depository and 30+ more will be providing free resources and celebrating all afternoon together! We’ll be giving away hundreds of free backpacks and school supplies while they last! Our media partners at Power 92 and 106.3 hooked us up with free radio ads and online promotion to ensure everyone is in the know. The Power 92 Street Team will also be joining us to keep the party pumping.
Walmart Mobile Wellness will be giving out gift bags and offering free health screenings including BMI, blood pressure, glucose & cholesterol* Leading brands like Dove, Neutrogena, Danone and McCormick will be joining in the fun by hosting games and giving out product samples**
Register at our event to get FREE BBQ and other food/drinks from our culinary arts team and enter to win our grand prize including Chicago Bulls tickets, gift cards, cool merchandise and much more.
All guests can buy our year-long youth memberships for only $20 (50% discount for attendees only!) providing access to our wide range of enrichment activities such as STEM/Robotics, digital media, visual, cultural, music and performing arts, sound recording and engineering, urban agriculture at our farm, rooftop garden and hydroponics lab, culinary arts in our professional kitchen and cafe, sports and recreation on our soccer field and indoor gym and much more! Membership includes a free daily meal, one-on-one tutoring, mental health counseling, mentorship and leadership programs and special events at no extra charge.
We’ll also be discounting our special UPLIFT memberships for guests featuring skill-building, wellness, and recreational offerings for adults and seniors at our 80,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility including a fitness center and dance studio.
This is going to be an awesome block party and you’re our VIP guest. Together, we will ensure our young people and families have a great start to the new school year and the necessary resources to be successful.
We look forward to seeing you on the block! visit garycomeryouthcenter.org for more info and a complete list of community partners and resource providers.
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