MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Herzing University campuses nationwide will give away thousands of backpacks full of school supplies to children this week to help them prepare for the upcoming school year.
Most of the backpacks will be given away at events on Aug. 11 that will include a variety of activities, including carnival games and free haircuts for children and resume workshops for adults. This is an expansion of a program Herzing University began last year at campuses in Akron and Toledo, Ohio.
"It's essential to give children the tools they need to succeed in the classroom, and we're proud to do our part in all 11 of our campus communities," said Herzing University President Renee Herzing. "The Boys and Girls Clubs are a pillar of strength for kids, which is why we're partnering with local Clubs for each event."
Herzing campuses in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin will conduct events. Examples include:
- Akron: A tour of six local clubs during which backpacks will be given away (including the LeBron James Clubhouse), ending with an open house at the university campus that features free haircuts for kids and an appearance by Wheelie, the mascot from the Akron Racers.
- Atlanta: Health screenings and face painting for kids and a resume workshop and talks on entrepreneurship for adults at the campus.
- New Orleans: Cooking demonstration, health screening for kids and career planning discussions for adults at the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana.
- Orlando: Health screenings, vision checks, safety fingerprinting and free haircuts for kids at the campus.
Herzing University – founded by former Club member Henry Herzing – has been closely involved with Boys & Girls Clubs for many years. In 2012, Renee Herzing began serving on the Greater Milwaukee Clubs' board of trustees.
About Herzing University
Herzing University encompasses 11 campuses in eight states, a continuing education division, an online division, and has a current enrollment of approximately 6,000 students. Founded in Milwaukee in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient and caring education for master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees, diplomas and continuing education in the fields of nursing, technology, business, healthcare, design and public safety. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Herzing University as one of the "Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs" nationally. Herzing University has also has been recognized as a member of the 2015 and 2016 GI Jobs magazine list of "Military Friendly Schools." Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; www.ncahlc.org or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: www.herzing.edu
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