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U of M's UROC hosts family-focused Summer Resource Fair Saturday, Apr. 7

March 21, 2012

Summer opportunities for youth of all ages will be showcased at the second annual North Minneapolis Summer Resource Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) in North Minneapolis.

The event will feature activities ranging from sports to performing arts, small business and animal care, offered to young people by more than 20 local organizations, including Junior Entrepreneurs of Minnesota, Lundstrum Center for Performing Arts, Minnesota Children’s Museum, Sumner Library and Venture North. Representatives and volunteers from all organizations will be on hand with scholarship, registration and general information.

“It’s sometimes difficult for parents with limited time to research summer opportunities for their children, to track down what scholarship opportunities are available and how and when to sign up,” says Makeda Zulu-Gillespie, UROC’s community liaison. “UROC’s resource fair is a way for parents and their children to browse options and set up a plan for summer all in one place.” 

The event is free and open to the public and will feature refreshments and live entertainment by Jasir “Ja Boogie” Johnson.

The Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, located at 2001 Plymouth Avenue N. in Minneapolis, is an initiative of the university’s Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Administration, UMN System. UROC links the university in vital public partnership with urban communities to advance learning, improve quality of life and discover breakthrough solutions to critical urban problems. Visit www.uroc.umn.edu for information.

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