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Tarrant County

July, 2013

Eligible families will once again be required to pre-register by August 2 if they want to attend the Tarrant County Back To School Roundup, presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club. This year’s ninth-annual event is set for Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Will Rogers Memorial Center’s Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall (3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76107). Parking is $5 at the Memorial Center, or free parking is available at Farrington Field located at the corner of University and Lancaster. Free shuttle service between Will Rogers and Farrington Field will be provided. In addition, The T will provide free bus service on August 7 to Roundup participants utilizing the Fort Worth public transportation service. (Pre-registration voucher is required.)

Roundup will provide free school supplies to students pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who meet specific eligibility requirements. In addition, pre-K through 5th grade students will receive a free backpack.  Roundup also will 
offer parents and children a wide range of education, health and social services.  

Registration events are being held throughout Tarrant County. (See schedule below for remaining locations and times.) For details, call 2-1-1 or visit

According to the 2011 census, 23.8 percent of youth in Tarrant County live in poverty, so there is a real need to help kids and their families prepare for a successful and healthy school year. And after huge turnouts in past years, County leaders are encouraging families to arrive early to pre-registration events because a limited number of vouchers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students will benefit from a number of free services at Roundup including immunizations; dental screenings, fluoride applications, toothbrushes and toothpaste; vision screenings; and haircuts. All family members are welcome to take advantage of free health screenings (including blood pressure and glucose checks). Other highlights will include musical entertainment, kids activities, games, interactive demonstrations and more.

An abundance of educational information, in English and Spanish, will be offered at community resource booths focused on literacy, parenting, nutrition, financial literacy, fire safety and social services. Representatives from Tarrant County schools will be on hand to answer questions and distribute materials on reading programs, psychological and social services, and family literacy.  

IMPORTANT: Only eligible Tarrant County families who have pre-registered by August 2 will be admitted into Roundup (no walk-ups the day of the event). In order to pre-register, participants must be public school students ages 4-18 who reside in Tarrant County and meet the 2013 Federal Poverty Income guidelines. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE A PHOTO ID, PROOF OF TARRANT COUNTY RESIDENCY AND PROOF OF INCOME SHOWING THE FAMILY FALLS BELOW THE POVERTY LEVEL.

Picture ID includes state driver’s license, state identification card, military identification card, or foreign consulate-issued identification (i.e. Matricula Consular). Tarrant County proof of residency includes May, June, July or August 2013 utility bill (electricity, water, phone or gas) showing applicant name and current address or letter from landlord or apartment management company, on company letterhead, indicating proof of residency during May, June, July or August 2013. Proof of Income may be verified using paycheck stubs from May, June, July or August 2013 or a letter dated in May, June, July or August 2013 on agency or company letterhead from an employer, welfare office, caseworker, or Social Security Administration Office indicating annual income and signed by an agent of the company or agency. Letter must include contact phone number for verification. 

Roundup is entirely funded by private donations and in-kind contributions. It is a collaborative effort between Tarrant County and its 20 school districts, its municipalities, public health department, state agencies, nonprofits, corporate sponsors and volunteers.

Presenting sponsors are Walmart/Sam’s Club. Other sponsors are Amerigroup, Chase, Coca-Cola Refreshment Group, Cook Children’s Health Plan, Fidelity Investments, First United Methodist Fort Worth, H&R Block, Half Price Books, Mike & Gayle Janicek with Chick-Fil-A, JPS Health Network, La Madeleine, MetroPCS, OmniAmerican Bank, Rejebian Book Club of Fort Worth, Sawyer Composite, Sid Richardson Foundation, Signs By Tomorrow, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, The Ryan Foundation, TXU Energy and XTO Energy.

Community partners are Arlington ISD, Baylor College of Dentistry, Boys and Girls Clubs of Arlington, Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Worth, Fort Worth ISD, Greater Fort Worth Dental Hygienist Society, Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County, Kennedale ISD, Medstar, Ogle School of Hair and Nails – Hurst, Ogle School of Hair and Nails – Arlington, Tarrant County Community College, Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance Foundation, Tarrant County Oral Health Coalition, Tarrant County Public Health, The T, United Way of Tarrant County and 2-1-1, and White Settlement ISD.

Media partners are Fox 4 and My 27, Univision 23, The Greensheet, K104, Smooth R&B 105.7 KRNB, Univision America, 94.1 La Que Buena and Univision America 1270 AM.

For more information and to register for the Back To School Round Up, visit or call 2-1-1. 



Tuesday, July 16; 4 - 6 p.m. 
Everman Library 
100 North Race Street
Everman, TX 76140

Wednesday, July 17; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Resource Connection Conference Center
2300 Circle Drive (Conference Center)
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Thursday, July 18; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Parkway Elementary

1320 W. Everman Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76134

Friday, July 20; 10 a.m. - noon
White Settlement ISD Family Resource Center 
1000-A South Cherry Lane
White Settlement, TX 76108 

Monday, July 22; 4 - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23; 4 – 6 p.m.

Metro PCS locations

LaGran Plaza Metro PCS
4200 S. Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76115

Metro PCS – FW corporate
5010 S. Hulen St.
Fort Worth, TX 76132

Metro PCS – Arlington
818 E. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76010

Metro PCS – Jacksboro Corporate
2246 Jacksboro Hwy.
Fort Worth, TX 76114

Friday, July 26; 9 - 11 a.m.
Rangers Ballpark at Arlington
1000 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011
Park in Lot B; Enter at the 1st Base Gate
Please call 2-1-1 for information for additional info about the event.

Saturday, July 27; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Resource Connection Conference Center 
2300 Circle Drive (Conference Center)
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Saturday, July 27; 1 - 3 p.m.
Haltom City Public Library
4809 Haltom Road
Haltom City, TX 76117

Saturday, July 27; 4 - 6 p.m. 
White Settlement ISD Family Resource Center 
1000-A South Cherry Lane
White Settlement, TX 76108

Tuesday, July 30; 4 - 6 p.m. 
Stripling Middle School
2100 Clover Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Friday, August 2; 3 - 5 p.m. 
H&R Block
2804 Cleburne Road
Fort Worth, TX 76110


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