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Free Events With School Supply Giveaway, Music And More Being Held Friday On South, West Sides

The events are part of Chicago's Summer Kickback Series, which looks to create safe, fun spaces for youths.

Left: Youth from Lost Boyz Inc. pose for a picture at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Right: Founder LaVonté Stewart poses in a throne made of baseball bats.
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CHICAGO — Kids on the South and West sides can relax with free food, music and fun activities during events Friday night.

On the South Side, Lost Boyz Inc. is hosting an event where kids, teens and their families can get free school supplies, food and drinks at Rosenblum Park, 7547 S. Euclid Ave., according to a Mayor’s Office news release. There will also be music and water games.

On the West Side, Breakthrough is hosting an event with a smoothie bar, DJ, esports and other activities for children and their families at St. Louis Park, 339 N. St. Louis Ave.

Both events start 6 p.m. Friday. They are free.

The events are part of Chicago’s Summer Kickback Series, which looks to create safe, fun spaces for youths.

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