Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s eighth annual Youth Summit and the CMSD Back to School Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Ave.
The event, a collaborative effort between the city and the school district, is designed to get families ready for the school year. Parents and students can attend workshops connected to the theme of “Conduct, Courage and Character.”
The event also will showcase community activities, events and organizations that support families.
Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. The event will end with lunch and distribution of school supplies.
Participants must attend two workshops to receive school supplies. Quantities of meals and supplies are limited.
Free parking will be available in the Willard Garage.
Four year-round CMSD high schools -- MC2STEM, E3agle Academy, PACT (Problem-based Academy of Critical Thinking) and the Cleveland High School for Digital Arts started their school years Monday. The Cleveland School of Science and Medicine and Cleveland School of Architecture and Design, high schools at the John Hay Campus, will open Aug. 11.
Riverside K-8 School, the new Bard High School Early College Cleveland and 10 Investment Schools (Almira, Adlai Stevenson, Bolton, Fullerton, George Washington Carver, Glenville High, East Tech High, Marion Sterling, Patrick Henry and Michael R White) will open Aug. 18. Bard, operated in partnership with Bard College of New York will allow students to earn a high school diploma and associate degree in four years; Investment Schools receive customized intervention to improve the climate, increase parent and community engagement and raise achievement.