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August 24, 2024
12th Annual Back 2 School Health & Wellness Festival!
Making our community healthier and our children happier!


Second Baptist Church Southwest
550 Silver Hill Rd, District Heights, MD 20747 

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 We are supporting an estimated 1,000 children and their families. We plan to provide our treasured students with the best holistic tools and resources for a successful school year, and we welcome you to join us! 

Sign up for The Health and Wellness Back 2 School Festival

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ABOUT THE 12th ANNUAL HEALTH & WELLNESS BACK 2 SCHOOL FESTIVAL

 
 
Our event will ensure that every family is equipped for a healthy school year.
Every student will leave with the following: 
Brand new, durable backpack - filled with notebook paper, composition books, pencils, pens, rulers, calculators and more!

A best-selling book featuring black children written by an author of color 


An emotional wellness fidget / anxiety coping toy

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  • Health & Wellness Pavilion: we’ll provide various health screenings for the entire family, including vaccines for COVID, influenza, and tetanus.
     

  • Black Brilliance Marketplace: we’ll have Black-owned businesses with items for sale that the whole family can enjoy.  
     

  • Mental & Emotional Wellness Pavilion: we’ll have experts on hand to discuss youth therapy, emotional learning, behavioral disabilities, and caregiving for seniors. 
     

  • Food Pavilion: shop at our Black Farmers Market, judge the healthy tasting samples, and buy lunch at one of the many food trucks.

  • Arts & Crafts Station: kids will enjoy various activities to ignite their creativity and engage their inner artist! 

  • Voter Registration Drive: get civically engaged by learning more about the upcoming elections in your area and register to vote!

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 Become A Sponsor! 

 
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 Join us in serving 1,000 students and their families! As a sponsor, you’ll be recognized as a pillar of success for Black communities in the Greater Washington region, including expanded brand visibility well beyond the duration of the festival! View our customized sponsorship opportunities and pledge today. 

 Shop Our Wishlist! 

 
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For many families, spending as much as $200 on school supplies is a burden. Yet we know students who start school with a full toolkit are free to fully engage in their learning. Join us in making a difference for 1,000 students and their families! 

Host A Supply Drive! 

 
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Help us reach our goal of serving 1,000 students with backpacks filled with school supplies!

Host a supply drive in your community in 3 easy steps: 

1. Pick your date!

Select a donation drive date(s) and location. 

2. Invite your community!

Use the announcement kit to get the word out about your drive and invite your community. 

3. Drop off your donations!

Drop off all your donated supplies to the Greater Washington Urban League headquarters (2901 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009) by 6:00 pm on Wednesday, July 31st. 

Become a 2024 Black Brilliance Marketplace Vendor!

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We are featuring the area’s top emerging and established black-owned businesses! 

HAVE A QUESTION?

Contact us at
back2school@gwul.org

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