The Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service is hosting a back-to-school barbecue bash for participants of the organization’s Mentoring 4 Kids Program on Sunday, July 30 from noon to 3 p.m. at Okeeheelee Park’s Micanopy Pavilion.
Kids will have their backpacks filled with school supplies. Games, crafts, bounce houses, Kona Ice and other activities will be available.
Local community members interested in becoming mentors, as well as families and kids interested in learning how to become mentees are all welcome. The Alpert JFS Mentoring 4 Kids Program provides role models for a child who has lost a significant caregiver through death or divorce. This is a free, non-sectarian program for children and teens between age 6 and 14 that helps fill a void in the child’s life and strengthens the family.
More than 30 participants (mentors and mentees) from the Alpert JFS Mentoring 4 Kids program, the Alpert JFS leadership team, community partners and more will attend the event. Event partners include the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, the United Way of Palm Beach County and the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County.