Trick or Treat Street – October 30 & 31
4-8pm at the Elko Convention Center
Communities In Schools of Northeastern Nevada is honored to announce that they have been hard at work organizing Trick or Treat Street 2019. This will be CIS’s first year working alongside the Elko Convention Center, to bring this event to life.
“Trick or Treat Street is such a staple in our community. We are so excited to take on this event and provide such a fun and safe experience for the children.” – Sarah Goicoechea, CIS Executive Director
Trick or Treat Street will take place on Wednesday, October 30th and Thursday October 31st. The event will be open from 4 PM- 8 PM on both nights. For just $3, your child can come trick or treat in a safe, fun environment. They will be given a treat bag at the registration desk and then make their way through the mini city, knocking door to door, just as they would in town.
Local business, community members, law enforcement and other agencies sign up to be sponsors at the event. Each sponsor is responsible for a booth or door. And they donate the candy to be passed out both nights. We would not be able to hold such a great event without the support of the community.
Another great thing is that Trick or Treat Street has been a great fundraising opportunity for organizations in Elko County, such as the previous organizers, The Elko County Police Athletic Club. This year the event will support Communities In Schools of Northeastern Nevada. CIS supports kids in K-12 grade, connecting them with vital resources. Families in Elko and the surrounding areas can face challenges in finding and accessing the services they need. CIS works with community partners, businesses, safety-net providers, churches, service groups, and agencies to increase accesses to existing services or create new services. From our WeekEND food packs to clothing, Mental Health services, and academic supports, CIS does whatever it takes to keep children in school. In 2017-2018 CIS sent home over 8,474 backpacks of weekend food with food fragile students in 19 schools in Elko County.
CIS of Northeastern Nevada also reports successful student outcomes for CIS Academy participants in Elko High School, Spring Creek High School, and Adobe Middle School. CIS Academy assists students with Academic Assistance, Life Skills training, College and Career Preparation, tutoring and credit redemption. In 2017-2018, 86% of CIS Academy students improved their academics, while 94% of the CIS Academy 12th grade students graduated.