With the school year quickly approaching, parents are scrambling to make sure their little ones have all they need to be prepared. To lend a helping hand, many people in the community have organized school supplies drives and free giveaway events to help many students and parents who need it. With the pandemic still wreaking havoc on all our finances, these freebies can go a long way.

Hy-Lo News especially recognized this need and so this year we directly supported the B. Lee Entertainment 7th Annual Back to School Supply Drive and the Papa Keith for People Matter (PK4PM) 4th Annual Back 2 School Fest co-hosted by Radio Vet, Papa Keith, NFL star, Antonio Brown and Hip-Hop businessman, Rick Ross.

Check out our curated list below of Back to School events in our communities.


B. Lee Entertainment is celebrating the resiliency and accomplishments of all students with their 7th Annual Back to School Supply Celebration. Students endured so much last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, that the B. Lee Ent team wanted to make sure they sent the kids into the new school year with food, fun, and the supplies needed to be successful. It all goes down August 22nd at Betty. T Ferguson Recreational Complex in Miami Gardens. The event was changed from its original date and location due to tropical storm Fred. The team that continues to make the event a success are @Shaneka_nichole, @soldxsommer, @juicedefined, @lace_a, @iamdjtight, @_fatandfunny, @missmeat82, @Leroy_the_broker, and @thisblackgirlfit.

Super Bowl Champ Antonio Brown, NFL star and Rapper, Major Nine, and Hip-Hop superstar, Rick Ross will join 103.5 The Beat radio vet, Papa Keith for one of the biggest back-to-school festivals in town. Powered by Papa Keith 4 People Matter foundation and 103.5 the Beat Miami, the community is invited to join them on Saturday, Aug. 14th from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. at Gwen Cherry Park in Liberty City. More than 2000 book bags filled with school supplies will be given way and laptops will be given away on a first come first basis. Not only will students get much-needed school supplies, but they’ll also be treated with a day of live performances, music, cash giveaways, a “Kids Zone” play area, games, and free food for children (while supplies last). This back-to-school festival is made possible by the generous support of PK4PM, Antonio Brown, Rick Ross,@footlockermiami, @attorneybigal, @mmeriforumradio, @votemonestime, @miamidadeparks, @miamidadepd, @iseefoodmiami, @cxxlkid.co, and #GwenCherryParkFoundation.

Friday August 6th Divine Dream Y.E.S and D. Wade Sr will host a Back School giveaway at the Spirit of Christ Center in Miami Gardens. There will be free food, sports, games, and school supplies for families with school-aged children.

Join Miami Gardens Councilman Robert L. Stephens III and State Senator Shevrin Jones for their Back to School bookbag giveaway and family fun day. The is event is a partnership with Calvary Chapel North Miami. The festivities take place August 14th from 11am-3pm at Bunch Park in Miami Gardens.

Lauderhill Commissioner, Sarai “Ray” Martin, Blooming Beauties, Optimal Fitness, FANIt, South Promo, 103. 5 The Beat Miami, Cool Dukes, and Dare to Live Right have joined forces to host one of the biggest back to school giveaways in Broward County. This free family-friendly event that will include free haircuts, field day events, bounce houses, obstacle courses, rock climbing, face painting, , raffles, free cotton candy, and free food. There will also be free backpack and school supply distribution for all students. The 2nd Annual Back 2 School Drive will be hosted by 103.5 The Beat’s midday host Stichiz and media personality @itsfionatv.

Opa-locka Vice Mayor, Veronica Williams and the Opa-locka Parks & Rec. Department wants to send the students in their community back to school safely and in style. She is inviting everyone to their Book Bag & School Supply giveaway taking place August 14th in the city of Opa-Locka. They will also be distributing free school uniform vouchers for Opa-Locka residents.

Join Councilwoman Mary Estimé-Irvin for her 3rd Annual Back to School Fair, Sunday, August 8th from 2pm -5 om at Cagni Park North. The event will be hosted by Papa Keith, in partnership with Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Office of Commissioner Jean Monestime, State Representative Christopher Benjamin, State Representative Dotie Joseph, and 103.5 The Beat, as they give away backpacks and other school resources to North Miami Residents. Also don’t miss out on their Laptop raffle, Carnival Rides, COVID-19 Vaccine, and much more. In an effort to follow COVID-19 safety protocols, there will be sanitary stations throughout Cagni Park. All guests will be required to maintain social distance and wear a mask.

Saturday, August 7, 2021 join Miami Gardens Councilwoman Linda Julien for the Off to College Trunk Giveaway and Back to School event at Betty T. Ferguson. For Eligibility and Registration click here.

Get your book bags, school supplies, haircuts and hairdos at the Back 2 School Event hosted by Miami Gardens Councilwoman Shannon Ighodaro, S.H.E.A.R. INC President, Anthony Durden, Shero Inc. Founder, Shelby Rushin, and Love Initiative Projects founder, Alex “Big Lip” Chisholm. It all goes down on August 22, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Families impacted by cancer are invited to a Back to School Supplies Giveaway at United Way of Broward. The community is invited to drive up, open your trunk, and recieve supplies. They will provide each child in your household with a new backpack full of school supplies. It takes place Saturday, August 7th from 10am to 11:30am. Families must register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RMPNYCH


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