PRESSER: WALTON, DUMANIS TO HELP PROMOTE LOW-INCOME PRESCHOOLERS TO KINDERGARTEN

28 CHILDREN TO RECEIVE READINESS BACKPACKS WITH SUPPLIES TO START SCHOOL

WHAT:  Kindergarten promotion ceremony of 28 low-income Educational Enrichment Systems preschool children** and their families. Children will receive readiness backpacks.

Educational Enrichment Systems, Inc. (EES) provides early education programs designed to achieve school readiness. Gov. Jerry Brown’s recently signed budget dealt EES a severe blow, eliminating a significant portion of its budget. EES officials intend to prevent future budget setbacks by expanding programs through private support and tuition-based admission.

WHO: Bill Walton, Former NBA All-Star
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, County of San Diego
Robin Layton, Educational Enrichment Systems President & CEO

WHEN:  10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 26, 2012

WHERE: Jeff and Deni Jacobs Child Development Center, 2360 East Jewett Street, San Diego, CA 92111

BACKGROUND: Educational Enrichment Systems, a non-profit child development agency started in 1979, helps set up children for educational success while allowing San Diego County’s low-income working families to remain self-sufficient.

VISUALS: Backpack distribution to children** with EES champion Bill Walton
Brief performance by the children**
(**all media releases signed)

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