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TPS outreach program brings communities together during summer

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Administrators and other staff members from Toledo Public Schools are getting out into the community with a special outreach program. The first of five events was held Friday.

TPS is attempting to bring the community together and keep kids learning during summer break. On Friday, students and families from the Port Lawrence and McClinton communities gathered for the outreach event.

"We want our students to feel part of the TPS Proud family, and that whether you're coming to the schools or the schools are coming to you, you should always be TPS Proud," said TPS Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant. "We're always there for you and we hope that you continue to be there for us."

The gather featured free food, books, haircuts, and even free hearing and eye exams for students.

"It's really nice because they're bringing a lot of kids out from each community to show how we are all alike and different," said Myranda Johnson, a Central Catholic High School student.

Woodward High School senior and football player Isaiah Jefferson volunteered his time at the event. He says it's a way of giving back.

"The youth has to come out and help out as well," Jefferson said. "That's what we're doing right now. It's about inspiring the youth to become better leaders for tomorrow."

Toledo Public Schools will visit four more Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority sites this summer as part of the program. 

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