COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.,
Jan. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --
Thousands of Colorado Springs
parents have had enough of piecemeal research to learn about
schools near them. Instead, they'll gather at the Colorado Springs
Event Center for the region's largest school choice fair on
Saturday, Jan. 22.
More than 70 schools and community organizations — including
private schools, traditional public schools, online schools,
charter schools, and homeschool organizations — will be represented
at the fair. There is no cost to attend the event, which will run
from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The fair has become an annual event for the Colorado Springs community, growing rapidly
since the inaugural fair in 2019. Besides learning about local
school options from pre-K through college, this year's attendees
can enjoy a bounce house, a photo booth, balloon art, face
painting, door prizes, and free snacks.
This event is planned to coincide with the history-making
celebration of National School Choice Week 2022, which will feature
more than 26,000 school choice events across all 50 states. As part
of the celebration, Jan. 22 will be
"School Fair Saturday," and will feature large school fairs in more
than a dozen major U.S. cities, simultaneously with the
Colorado Springs event.
"Education is the civil rights issue of all time," said
Deborah Hendrix, executive director
of Parents Challenge. "Providing families with the knowledge and
resources to make sound educational decisions for their children is
paramount to our society's growth and prosperity. Our children are
our future and most important asset. School options must be
provided to all students and National School Choice Week allows us
the opportunity to showcase these options all under one roof. Join
us and learn what is available to support our greatest resource –
The regional school fair is sponsored by Parents Challenge, an
organization committed to expanding educational opportunities for
students and parents in the Pikes Peak region.
Come and join hundreds of parents at The Colorado Springs Event
Center, located at 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. on January 22nd.
National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on effective K-12
education options for children, focusing equally on traditional
public, charter, magnet, online, private, and home education
options. Every January, participants plan tens of thousands of
celebrations –– such as school fairs and open houses–– to raise
awareness about school choice across all 50 states. School Choice
Week also develops resources and guides to K-12 education for
families. As a not-for-profit effort, the Week is nonpolitical and
nonpartisan and does not advocate for legislation. For more
information visit schoolchoiceweek.com.
SOURCE National School Choice Week