On Saturday, October 21st, Sullivan is partnering with WorldChicago to host the first “World Fest,” which allows Chicago families to explore global cultures through food, games and crafts. Stop by 6631 N. Bosworth from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for food trucks, carnival games, arts and crafts, and a kids’ international village.
Event entry is free and activity tickets cost 25 cents each. Early bird tickets are available online, with a special offer to purchase 100 activity tickets for $20. Proceeds from Global Kids WorldFest will benefit WorldChicago’s local and global programs to support citizen diplomacy.
Enjoy performances by the Sullivan rock band (10:00, 10:30, 2:00, & 2:30) and an African dance performance at noon. Principal Chad Adams and Assistant Principal Matt Fasana will brave the dunk tank from 1:30-2:30, and school tours will take place throughout the day.
More than 45% of Sullivan’s student population hail from another country- over 300 students come from 38 different countries and speak more than 35 languages. In order to establish a mutual understanding of the opportunities and challenges of English-language learning, Sullivan High School students met with delegates from WorldChicago’s Iraqi Youth Leadership Exchange Program over the summer. Their next big project seeks to further improve awareness and appreciation of global cultures through Global Kids WorldFest.
WorldChicago is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting citizen diplomacy by empowering youth to be service-minded global citizens. It chose a special home for the first-ever Global Kids WorldFest – Sullivan High School accepted nearly 100 refugees during the 2016-2017 school year, establishing it as school committed to international diversity.
So, on October 21st, plan to make travel around the world in one stop–Global Kids WorldFest. I hope to see you there!