Students get priceless back to school experience

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The Back to School bash is happening at University of Houston

Mayor Sylvester Turner is getting into the back to school spirit.

The Mayor's Back to School Fest provides Houston area students with some of the tools they need to start the school year off right.

Thousands of deserving students grades K-5 get a back pack full of supplies, but that's just the beginning.

They also can get immunizations, eye exams, dental exam and health screening. Approximately 25,000 kids will be benefiting from this event.

Bennie Kelly's daughter is about to start kindergarten.

"The uniform is $60 and the supplies is like $40," said Bennie Kelly.

In addition to supplies and health exams, they're also getting an experience, that's priceless.

"They're getting a college experience, for many of these kids they've never been on a college campus and that's one of the reasons we're holding it in the campus of the University of Houston," said Mayor Sylvester Turner.

His hope, maybe we'll see some of these faces back on campus in 15 years studying for their college degree, all because they have the tools today to learn.
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