FORT LAUDERDALE — The Urban League of Broward County announced that, for the 11th consecutive year, it will host a rally to help prepare low-income students and families get ready for school.

This year, the event will feature local resource providers such as Kaplan University, Broward College and Office Depot and will include an education zone, a health zone and a kid's zone with music, games and giveaways.

Additional resources for parents will include information and applications for free tutoring programs offered by One on One Learning and finger printing information provided by the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Representatives from the league's TOTTS (Together Our Tots Thrive and Survive) program will provide prenatal and infant education information.

“Education is one of the Urban League's four key areas of service. The Back to School Rally plays an important role in making education and youth development a priority,” Germaine Smith-Baugh, the league’s president & CEO, said in a statement announcing the event.

“Thanks to the donations of generous sponsors and community resource partners, families will have the tools that are essential for a great start to the new school year," she said.

The Back to School Rally is held annually to equip students with free school supplies and provide parents and teachers with resources to help improve educational outcomes for children in low-income communities.

Sponsors and community resource partners include Comcast, Broward County Parks & Recreation, Broward Sheriff's Office, Kaplan University, Office Depot, Broward County Health Department, Broward County School Board and the Broward County Fire Rescue.

All services are free to those who attend the rally, which will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Rev. Samuel Delevoe Park, 2520 NW Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

For more information, call the Urban League of Broward County at 954.584.0777 or visit