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2017 Back to School Party

On Saturday, August 19th, the BTU, along with our partners Downtown Locker Room (DTLR), AFT, AFT-MD and First Book, hosted a Back to School Party for children and families in East Baltimore’s Church Square.

The event included appearances by the Orioles Bird and Poe from the Baltimore Ravens, a basketball clinic hosted by Brian “BJ” Smith of the DMV Warriors, facepainting andgreat block party music provided by Follow the DJ.

The party was not only for children. Parents also received workforce development information from our friends at the AFL-CIO and the Mayor’s Office, and an opportunity to register to vote.

Special appreciation goes to First Book for providing backpacks, school supplies, hygiene kits and three BOOKS for every child at the Back to School Party. This definitely helped to send children in Church Square back to school ready and equipped for success!