On March 24, spring came to life at the ASU Preparatory Academy Phoenix campus. The tuition-free public charter school hosted a Spring Fling Multicultural Festival for the community.
Students, friends, and families had the opportunity to enjoy brightly colored decorations, international-themed performances, delicious foods, and numerous arts and crafts. From African drums to a Chinese dragon dance, guests were treated to a free, enriching event.
Luis Olandez with Mountain Park Health Center said, “It’s a beautiful event for the community. There’s a lot of resources, very multicultural, and we’re out here trying to get information out to the community.”
ASU Prep Phoenix Dean of Students Desiree Soltero said a lot of students came up to her to tell her how happy they were to be on campus. “I’m happy to be here,” said Soltero. “For me, just being a proud African American and Hispanic woman to be here and represent for the students and families that attend here.”
Parent Deja Curry and her son were among those enjoying the activities who also liked the multicultural inclusivity. “In the climate that we have right now, awareness is such a good thing. It’ll only make my son a little bit better to be more well-rounded with more than just what he has at home.”
ASU Prep Phoenix is a college-preparatory school open to all students in grades PreK-12. For more information, visit asuprep.asu.edu.