Texas Tech Set to Host 15th Annual Back to School Fiesta

Free educational resources, food, live entertainment and school supplies to be provided for K-12 students.

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Originally hosted in the summer of 2000, Texas Tech University’s Back to School Fiesta (BTSF) provided 300 K-12 students and their families with various educational resources and free school supplies.

Fast-forward 14 years, and the university event has grown to more than 4,000 people attending from the South Plains area.

With great community feedback as well as committed time and effort from the university, volunteers and dedicated partners, the 15th annual BTSF returns 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 9 at the Student Union Building, located at 15th Street and Akron Avenue.

Hosted by Texas Tech’s Office of Community Engagement along with the Office of the President and Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, the event’s mission is to promote higher education and build a college-going community in Lubbock and surrounding areas.

“Back to School Fiesta is truly an event we look forward to year-round,” said Heather Martinez, director of the Office of Community Engagement. “Empowering students to pursue their education, as well as providing them resources to do just that, are what we strive for.

“We continue to learn year after year how to better change the lives of the students in our communities and are eager to open the doors for this year’s 15th annual Back to School Fiesta.”

Each K-12 student who attends BTSF will receive a Texas Tech backpack filled with school supplies offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The event also will include bilingual events and activities, live entertainment and free food. Both lunch and backpacks will be distributed at 10:30 a.m.

For more information about BTSF, visit Texas Tech’s Office of Community and Engagement website.

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