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Plans are already underway for a city-wide event kicking off the 2017-2018 school year! The Youth Connection (TYC) will host its 16th Annual After-School/Back-to-School/Off-to-College Fair on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from noon – 4:00 p.m. on Belle Isle.

See the maps below for directions to this year’s Fair once you get on Belle Isle on August 19th!

*** Note – You must have a Michigan Recreation Passport in order to enter the island by vehicle (Not if you travel by bus, by foot or bicycle). For more information on how to get the passport, visit HERE!

We will be giving away FREE backpacks, FREE school supplies, FREE athletic shoes, FREE books and a chance to win a FREE bike! Join us at this year’s Fair to get your free school supplies while they last!

TYC has connected thousands of parents and children with hundreds of after-school programs through its After-School Fair for the past twelve years. This year, we will once again serve metro Detroit by presenting this city-wide event designed to help parents and children gain greater access to after-school programs, schools, colleges, activities and opportunities.

We expect 1,500 – 3,000 parents and youth to attend and sign up for after-school programs, register for school, gather information, get immunizations and other health screenings, learn about child car safety seats, substance abuse prevention and other programs and activities to help them get ready for a successful school year. This FREE family event will feature entertainment, food and lots of hands-on FUN!

We invite you to be part of this significant community event focused on learning, health and safety. Registration for after-school programs, youth-serving non-profit agencies, and schools/colleges/universities is free! For other companies who wish to participate, there will be a table sponsorship fee. To register your organization/agency, please click here!

Won’t you consider supporting TYC and this event and serve as a sponsor? Please click here to view our sponsorship levels.