LeVar Burton headlines Educational Opportunity Center's 35th anniversary fundraiser

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Location: Ceruti's Summit Park, 6601 Innovation Blvd.

Event Description

March 8, 2013 Updated Mar 8, 2013 at 9:10 AM EDT

Actor, director and producer LeVar Burton, star of
such renowned projects as Reading Rainbow, Star Trek: The Next
Generation and Roots, will be the featured speaker for the Fort Wayne Educational Opportunity Center's 35th anniversary fundraiser on
Wednesday, April 17.

"LeVar Burton has translated his movie and television fame into a
passion for making early education and reading fundamentals more
accessible and more innovative than ever before," said Dr. Willa
Kline, Educational Opportunity Center executive director. "We are
excited for the chance to hear about his work and to have his help in
continuing our mission to promote lifelong learning."

This year marks the EOC's 35th anniversary of helping young people and adults better their lives through education. The center provides free educational, career, and college assistance to help clients attend the school of their choice for a degree, a GED, skills training or other
pursuits. For younger students, the center provides after-school
tutoring, summer academic programs, campus visits and SAT preparation among its many services.

Tickets for the April 17 event are $50 per person. The event will take
place beginning at 6 p.m. at Ceruti's Summit Park, 6601 Innovation
Blvd. Tickets (full tables are available) can be purchased by calling
(260) 745-5421 or in person at the Educational Opportunity Center,
located at 3000 South Wayne Ave.

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