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City of Miami Helps Kids Get Ready for the First Day of School

(Miami, FL July 31, 2017) - Join Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon, the Little Haiti Optimist Club, the Little Haiti/Edison/Little River Neighborhood Enhancement Team (N.E.T.), the Green Family Foundation and partners in celebrating their annual "Back 2 School" event on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Little Haiti Soccer Park, 6301 N.E. 2nd Avenue.

Approximately 1,000 children will be treated to live entertainment, face painting, arts and crafts activities, free haircuts and braiding provided by Able Beauty Shop & Hair Afrikana, and free books and a story-telling area provided by Miami Book Fair and Scholastics in partnership with the Children's Trust Learn to Read initiative.  Also, backpacks school supplies and lunch will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. An adult must accompany children. Major sponsor, The Green Family Foundation, says, "We are delighted to provide resources that students need in the Little Haiti community to start a successful school year."

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