Chandler, Ariz., January 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Saddle up for a celebration of school choice like no other. More than 500 children, parents and educators are expected to attend a celebration of educational opportunity at Rawhide Western Town & Event Center in the beautiful Sonoran Desert on Saturday January 22. The free event is the biggest event taking place in Arizona during National School Choice Week.
The western-themed celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. Special Guest Speakers – including Choose a School President Liz Dreckman, A for CEO of Arizona Emily Anne Gullickson, and motivational education speaker Curtis Zimerman — will share information and inspiring stories with families about from arizona K-12 school options.
Later, families can explore booths showcasing schools and community organizations, from public schools to private schools to Girl Scouts. Kids can also enjoy train rides, lawn games, face painting stations, magicians, a DJ, and more.
Attendees will receive a voucher for one hot dog per guest and can enjoy a free s’more station, with additional food available for purchase. The festivities will end with a fireworks display for the families around 7 p.m.
Families can register for the free event at https://bit.ly/3ztKW49. The event is set to coincide with the historic celebration of National School Choice Week 2022, which will feature more than 26,000 school choice events across all 50 states.
“It is essential for all students to have the opportunity to be educated in a school of their choice, to enable them to meet their needs, so that they can rise and reach their highest potential,” said Barbara Duncan, Vice President of Quality Schools at Choose a School AZ. “National School Choice Week shines a light on this essential right that all American students need.”
The Rawhide School Choice Celebration is planned by Choose a School Arizona, which uses social media, strategic events and one-on-one parent outreach to help families find the best education for their children and help quality schools tell their stories and find students.
Rawhide is located at 5700 West North Loop Rd.
National School Choice Week highlights effective K-12 education options for children, also focusing on traditional, charter, magnetic, online, public school options. private and at home. Each January, participants plan tens of thousands of celebrations — such as school fairs and open houses — to raise awareness of school choice in all 50 states. School Choice Week also develops K-12 education resources and guides for families. As a non-profit effort, the Week is apolitical and non-partisan and does not advocate for legislation. For more information, visit schoolchoiceweek.com.
SOURCE National School Choice Week