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DelawareCAN to host school fair for K-12 students

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WILMINGTON – DelawareCAN, an education nonprofit, will host a school fair in Wilmington on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Goldey-Beacom College’s Event Center for K-12 students as part of the National School Choice Week.

The school fair will provide K-12 students and their families with information on diverse job options available to them, as well as the middle and high schools that can prepare them for those jobs.

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Families will have the opportunity to explore local resources and ask questions of more than a dozen schools and community vendors, including the Charter School of Wilmington, Sussex Academy of the Arts, Zip Code Wilmington, Delaware State University, Food Bank of Delaware, Delaware National Guard, and many more from public to private options. Event planners state they aim to highlight trade schools and vocational training opportunities to give families a taste of the alternative pathways available after high school.

The free community event will include free snacks and lemonade, face painting, a photo booth, balloon twisting, and more.

The event is Delaware’s first school fair for National School Choice Week. Across the country, the week features tens of thousands of school choice events to raise equal and positive awareness of the traditional public, public charter, public magnet, private, online, and home education options available for families. In addition to the Wilmington school fair, 32 large-scale fairs planned by nonprofits will take place in more than 25 states during the Week.

“We are excited to host this fair and to empower Delaware students to imagine all the avenues of lifelong learning available to them,” Britney Mumford of DelawareCAN said. “We encourage you to join us and learn more about Delaware’s offerings.”

Families can learn more and RSVP for the free event at wilmingtonschoolfair.com.

 

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