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Monday December 5- Friday, December 16, 2016

The Cheyenne’s Magical School Bus Tours program was created in 2008 in loving memory of a remarkable little girl named Cheyenne. She loved visiting the Magical Forest and sharing laughter and hugs with her friends and the wonderful Opportunity Village Important People (OVIPs). Opportunity Village is happy to know that Cheyenne will forever watch over the Magical Forest and the very special children who visit.

 Cheyenne’s  Magical  School  Bus  Tours  provides  kindergarten  and  first  grade  students  from  Clark  County School District’s most at-risk Title 1 schools a field trip experience in the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village. This year the Magical Forest is celebrating 25 years of making holiday magic; having grown to become Las Vegas’ most cherished and longest running holiday tradition.

During their visit to Opportunity Village, students receive a strong disability awareness message focusing on acceptance and being a kind citizen to all. The children experience the fun of the holidays at the Magical Forest by zooming around the track at Rudolph’s Raceway, playing a round at Rod’s Mini Golf, taking a spin on Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel and riding on the ever popular Forest Express Train. The students visit the Gingerbread Café to enjoy delicious, fresh baked cookies and hot cocoa. The highlight of their visit is, of course, meeting Santa Claus himself! During their visit, each student will receive a new backpack filled with special goodies that include mittens, hats, toothbrushes and other fun gifts.

Opportunity Village relies on generous individuals and businesses to support Cheyenne’s Magical School Bus Tours. In 2015, sponsors allowed 5,000 students in 125 classes from 60 schools to take part in the program. There are currently 175 Title 1 elementary schools in Clark County and we need your help to provide a trip for each of these students. As a student at a Title 1 school, each child has an equal opportunity to participate in academic enrichment programs to meet state standards regardless of their family’s income. Opportunity Village is proud to know that we are making a difference in the lives of many children and we could not do it without your support.

Please consider sponsoring a class or school to allow even more children to visit Opportunity Village this year and make the 25th anniversary of the Magical Forest more memorable than ever.