Senior Fest 2022 kicks off week-long events to equip soon-to-be HISD grads for their next steps

Graduating HISD seniors receive scholarships from Senior Fest 2022. (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – Sunday, May 15, 2022, kicked off Senior Week for graduating seniors in the Houston Independent School District and we couldn’t let them go out without a great send-off!

One area nonprofit is helping aid in the celebration by hosting events intended to equip the future graduates for their next steps.

According to a Legends Do Live and Educational Entertainment press release, several events will be taking place which will include educational panels, job fairs, and entertainment for graduating seniors from Madison, Worthing, and Yates High School.

Seniors were also invited to participate in events that support community outreach including a garden clean-up for Earth Day back in April.

Below is the list of the coming events seniors are invited to attend.

May 15 - All-star fundraiser basketball game

4 p.m. at The Pavillion Stadium

Senior fest will start off with an All-star Scholarship Basketball Game featuring star HISD basketball players. Two male students and two females will also be awarded a college scholarship.


SENIOR FEST 2022′s Empowerment Forums, powered by My Brother’s Keeper (MBK), will feature a series of panel discussions, keynote speakers, job fairs, and scholarship giveaways.

May 17 - CulTREverse ‘Pop culture’ Conference powered by MBK Houston

Worthing High School

9215 Scott Street, Houston, TX 77051

MAY 18 - CulTREverse ‘Tech & innovation’ Conference powered by MBK Houston

Yates High School

3650 Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77004

MAY 19 - CulTREverse ‘Health is wealth’ Conference powered by MBK Houston

POST-HOUSTON

401 Franklin Street, Houston, TX 77201

May 20 – Senior Fest Concert

Pavillion Stadium

7525 Tidwell, Houston, TX 77016

Performers from HISD, and other special guests, including members from the debut Educational Entertainment mixtape entitled “Field Day”, will take the stage in front of an audience of 1,000 students from the participating schools.

May 21 - Senior Fest Community Block Party

POST-HOUSTON

401 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77201

May 22 - Celebrating National Asian Awareness Month

POST-HOUSTON

401 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77201

Senior Fest 2022 will partner with the largest Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders organization, Have a nice day | HTX, for a market-style experience, featuring farmers and vendors from the surrounding areas. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the literacy initiative, Reading with a Rapper, which helps underserved communities bridge the literacy gap.

If you attend any events, be sure to tag @KPRC2, @Seniorfest.htx or @MoB__TV on social media for a chance to be featured in our recap of the week!

CONGRATS GRADS

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About the Author:

Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.