Red Bank Students And Families Invited To Red Bank Way Event On Aug. 5

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Northside Neighborhood House is partnering with school officials, local nonprofit organizations, and churches to host the inaugural Red Bank Way Event. The event will take place Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kids Corner Park (across from Food City) in Red Bank. This event is free for students from Red Bank Elementary, Middle, and High Schools and their families. 

“I’m excited for the Red Bank schools, families, and community to come together to celebrate the start of a new school year,” says Elaine Harper, Red Bank High School principal.
By connecting families to resources and engaging the community, we will support student success for this year and beyond.” 

Local nonprofits, such as Art 120 and United Way of Greater Chattanooga's Project Ready for School, will be on hand to share upcoming opportunities for families this fall. Event attendees will have the opportunity to work together on a community art project that will be displayed at different schools throughout the year. Food and drinks will be available in addition to hands-on activities.

In 2016, Northside Neighborhood House partnered with Hamilton County Department of Education to pilot the first Community School in Hamilton County at Red Bank High School.  An initiative of Chattanooga 2.0, Community Schools are designed to provide wrap-around supports to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of the community where the school is located. 

“The Community School supports Red Bank High School students, but also serves as a community meeting space for organizations to bring services to students and their families,” says Rachel Gammon, CEO of the Northside Neighborhood House. “The Red Bank Way Back to School Bash is part of our commitment to provide a hand up through education to our neighbors living north of the river.  We hope to see many Red Bank students and families at this wonderful event.” 

For more information about the Red Bank Way Event, contact Rachel at rgammon@nnhouse.org.


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