First FCAT pep rally to be held

Rally to encourage students to prepare well for test

By Marques White - Reporter
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Youth Quake live is a christian youth ministry focused on bringing skits, plays, and all kinds of fun live entertainment to teens. They are teaming up with local churches to bring the community's first ever pep rally for FCAT testing.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Christian Youth Ministry focused on bringing skits, plays and entertainment to teens is now teaming up with a local church to bring in the community's first pep rally for FCAT testing.

The executive director of YouthQuake Live Blake Bennett appeared on Channel 4 along with Pastor Anthony O'Neal from Bethel Baptist Institutional Church.

Bennett says the rally is free for all teens and that it will take place at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church.  There will be skits, live music, giveaways and an appearance from Duval County Schools Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti.

"We feel like there are a lot of amazing leaders in our education system here in Jacksonville that want to support our students and get them encouraged," said Bennett.  "We can get them together and so that was kind of the heart behind it."

"There's going to be thousands of young people out there.  What you're going to see is - you're going to see the community come together," Anthony told Channel 4.

The rally is set for Friday, April 4.

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