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Metro Parent Education Expo 2011

Metro Parent hosted its 16th annual free, fun day of southeast Michigan school and extracurricular programs at the Detroit Institute of Arts on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011

Metro Parent's 16th annual Education Expo, held on Sept. 25, 2011, was presented by Metro Parent Magazine and the Sandbox Party. The event was open to families 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Everyone enjoyed a free day of fun and educational experiences.

Parents discovered the best opportunities for their children's academic success from educational leaders all around the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas. To top it off, families were able to roam the exciting galleries at the DIA – all FREE of charge! Beyond complimentary museum entry, Education Expo was filled with many free activities, including a scavenger hunt and cookie decorating, all while families received the latest and greatest information on what's new in education from more than 70 exhibitors.

The first 2,000 pre-registered guests received a snack pack filled with delicious healthy treats for the ride home.

As part of this event and Metro Parent's 25th anniversary year, we also collected books for children throughout the metro Detroit area. Donations to reach our goal of 25,000 books were accepted at the entrance of the event.

There also was a special event for families of sixth, seventh and eighth graders: The YES Foundation provided a Q&A session with representatives of local private schools. Pre-registration was required for this special session via The YES Foundation. (Email and fax registrations required parent and student's name, student's grade level, address, phone number and email address.)

Vendors:

  • Charlotte Mason Community School
  • Classic Portrait Source
  • Cornerstone Schools Association
  • Creative Montessori Academy
  • Culver Academies
  • Dearborn Heights Montessori Center
  • Detroit Historical Society
  • Detroit Waldorf School
  • Discovery Toys
  • Dr. Charles Drew Academy
  • Empowered Flower Girl
  • Four Corners Montessori Academy
  • Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan
  • Global Preparatory Academy
  • Guardian Angels Catholic School/Bishop Foley High School
  • High Velocity Sports
  • The International School
  • Japhet School
  • Ladywood High School
  • Michigan Opera Theatre
  • Notre Dame Preparatory School & Marist Academy
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools
  • Steppingstone School for the Gifted
  • Sweet & Sassy
  • The Grosse Pointe Academy
  • The Howe School
  • The Roeper School
  • Total Education Solutions
  • TriCounty Foster Coalition
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Metro Detroit
  • Western & Southern Financial
 

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