Celebration to recognize achievements of black, bi-racial youth

Felicia Garr. Photo courtesy of Community Education Coalition.

An upcoming celebration will recognize the black and bi-racial students of Bartholomew County for their efforts, activities and achievements.

Felicia Garr, the manager of black and bi-racial youth initiatives for the Community Education Coalition explains what she calls a non-traditional celebration :

You have until Tuesday to submit a youth who you feel is deserving of recognition for their efforts. Garr hopes that 100 households will be represented at the event. Parents and caregivers can submit names to Garr by calling 812-371-5255, by email or by mail.

The celebration will be Thursday, May 23rd at the Columbus Learning Center. The pre-celebration will start at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 7 p.m. in the evening.

It is being hosted by the Bartholomew County NAACP, Paths to Success, Columbus Enrichment Program and the Community Education Coalition.

The event is free and open to the public.