NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (June 13, 2012) - Nonprofit organizations, the Helping Each Achieve Together (H.E.A.T.) Foundation and UPCLASS, Inc., are teaming up to host the 9th Annual McAlmont Day.
The free celebration, sponsored by 100 Scholars, will convene Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Harris Elementary School, Hwy 161, in North Little Rock, and will pay homage to the school's legacy as one of the oldest African-American schools in the Pulaski County Special School District.
McAlmont Day will also honor the history, heritage and legacy of the community, and will feature a range of family-friendly activities including a parade at 9 a.m., a kid's zone, health education/career fair, voter education/registration and free food. The celebration will conclude at 8 p.m.
Karoma Smith, president of the H.E.A.T. Foundation and the McAlmont Day event organizer, says the day exists to help young people in the areas of education, community involvement and social awareness.
"This event will be a structured opportunity to acknowledge local youth by presenting them with historical significances and impactful contributions of this great community. McAlmont is a salient example of our magnitude and how strong we can be when we work together."
Proceeds from this year's sponsorships of McAlmont Day will benefit The H.E.A.T. Foundation and UPCLASS, Inc. The H.E.A.T. Foundation provides year-long activities to disadvantaged youth, including Arkansas H.E.A.T., a sports and academic youth program. UPCLASS, Inc. provides academic mentoring and homework assistance for students in preschool through twelfth grade to encourage academic achievement.
(Source: HEAT Foundation)