I CAN SCHOOLS Connect With Community Fun Days
In last week’s post, we highlighted the Scholar portion of our tagline “College-Bound. Giving Back. Scholars for Life.” This week, we will take a look at “Giving Back” and how we strive to make our communities better.
One example of how the I CAN family gives back is through its “Community Fun Day.” These Community Days are free events held at one of the school buildings located around Northeast Ohio. They are designed as an outreach program to connect and build relationships with families in and around the communities we serve. Free games, music, and food are just a few of the exciting activities that take place at a community day. In addition, families and scholars have the opportunity to meet with staff members, attend a Parent Orientation to begin the enrollment process, and make connections with free community service programs.
I CAN SCHOOLS capped off a successful summer season of Community Fun Days on Saturday, July 25th at Lake Erie Preparatory School in Cleveland. The LEP event, which featured dancers from the Scream Team, inflatable games, and a 3v3 basketball tournament, drew a great crowd from families all around the city.
Though things heated up on the dance floor (as seen here below) the kids kept cool with snacks and slushies provided by our wonderful volunteers.
The day full of games and events was highlighted with a 3v3 basketball tournament to wrap things up. The winners even took home a cash prize!
Community Fun Days, which serve as “Home Days” for the communities surrounding I CAN campuses, were held in Indianapolis (ICP), Canton (CAP), and the Collinwood Area (LEP) this year. Akron and other Cleveland schools have also been in on the fun in past years, and each successful Community Fun Day has served to strengthen our network’s bond with the community.