On Sunday, August 19, 2018, the Franklin Institute, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, You Are A Queen, and KingsIIKings, will join forces in hosting our very first Student Appreciation Day celebration for the City of Houston. This event will benefit students in Third Ward and surrounding Houston areas who are in need and/or in shelters. Student Appreciation Day is centered around the education and acknowledgement of youth and their determination to succeed in an ever-changing environment. Students will prepare for their first day of school with new haircuts and hairstyles, school supplies, discussions surrounding good hygiene and etiquette, as well as many other resources that are necessary in encouraging a positive view of education. Many youth are faced with distracting and sometimes neglectful circumstances both at and away from the classroom that, in fact, hinder them from their educational and personal growth. Student Appreciation Day will allow kids to be kids, motivating them to think about their own success, education, and happiness.