Summer Resource Fair for Youth on March 18

March 9, 2017

Louisville families with children of all ages are invited to a free resource fair showcasing summer activities for children, youth, and families on Saturday, March 18.  Themed “SOAR” which stands for Summer Opportunities and Resource Fair, the event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DuValle Education Center gym, 3610 Bohne Ave.

SOAR will feature local summer activities for children and teens including a wide variety of summer camps, parks and recreation programs, as well as employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities from a full list of exhibitors.  This event is being held in March to allow individuals time to plan ahead and register for opportunities while openings are available.

Participating agencies  include:

  • Jefferson County Public Schools Early Childhood
  • Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation (Summer Camp information)
  • Catholic Enrichment Center
  • Project One
  • First Virginia Avenue Baptist Church (Summer Explorations)
  • Louisville Free Public Library, Shawnee Branch
  • Louisville Central Community Center
  • First Gethsemane Baptist Church
  • Vision of Hope Ministry
  • Bellarmine University
  • Envy Cheer Squad
  • Little Hands, Little Feet (Gun Safety and Violence Prevention)

"Summer is a time to have fun, explore new places and ideas, learn new skills, make new friends and even make a little money", stated Elisa Freeman-Carr, administrator of Ujima Neighborhood Place.  "We're excited to host the SOAR event to connect children and youth, especially those from lower income households, with the many wonderful summer programs, classes, camps, and other opportunities offered in our community." 

SOAR is also hosted by Jefferson County Public Schools, the Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation and the Villages of Park Duvalle. 

For questions about the SOAR event, or if you represent an agency which would like to participate, please contact Elisa Freeman-Carr at 313-6145  You can also download this flyer to share with others who may be interested.