End of Summer, Back to School Block Party for East New York Families

FRIDAY: Good Shepherd Services to Host End of Summer, Back to School Block Party for East New York Families

East New York Families Will Enjoy, BBQ, Carnival Games, and Raffle and Event Will Double as Resource Fair Featuring School Supplies Giveaway, Fall Programs and ERAP Registration

EAST NEW YORK — On Friday, August 27th from 11 AM to 3PM Good Shepherd Services will host an End of Summer, Back to School Block Party at the Prince Joshua Avitto Community Center, in partnership with the Caribbean Women Health Association, Pouvwa Ti Moun, NYPD explorer program, and Man Up, comprising a free school supplies giveaway, a resource fair, and end-of-summer celebration all-in-one.

The end-of-summer celebration will have catered BBQ food, a live DJ, face painting, inflatable games, balloon animals, cotton candy and snow cones, for families and kids to enjoy before heading back to school on September 13th. The event will also host a raffle giveaway for two laptops, one tablet, a comforter set, and an air fryer; all attendees who register for programs will have their names entered into the raffle.

As a part of the resource fair, Good Shepherd Services will be providing free application assistance, education, and outreach for ensure that housing-insecure individuals can effectively access New York State’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Additionally, Pouvwa Ti Moun will be accepting donations for Haiti relief, in light of the 4.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on August 22nd, and the Caribbean Women Health Association will be speaking about vaccinations to educate and raise awareness in the community.

WHAT: End Of Summer/Back to School Block Party

WHO: East New York Students and Families
Good Shepherd Services Staff
Caribbean Women Health Association
Pouvwa Ti Moun
NYPD explorer program
Man Up

WHERE: Prince Joshua Avitto Community Center
876 Schenck Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207

WHEN: August 27, 2021
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

About Good Shepherd Services:
Good Shepherd Services goes where children, youth, and families face the greatest challenges and provides resources that build on their inherent strengths to help them thrive. Good Shepherd operates over 80 programs, which help nearly 30,000 youth and family members in struggling neighborhoods throughout New York City. All programs are united by a common goal—to create opportunities that help our participants succeed at school, at home, and in their community.