For years, our generous supporters have played a crucial role in helping ECS collect back-to-school supplies for our student participants. Together, we have equipped our youth with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom.
More than ever, schools are adapting to a STEAM curriculum (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). At the same time, school funding in Philadelphia is at an all-time low. Students are becoming more and more responsible for purchasing the items that were once provided by the schools.
As you know, most families we serve already struggle to make ends meet. And we don’t think our students should have to fall behind in the classroom just because they can’t afford the extras!
We called on our supporters to help collect the items they’ll need throughout the year for special assignments, projects, and extracurriculars – things like backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils, poster board, construction paper, markers, and more!
Hundreds and hundreds of school supplies were collected, and we did it thanks to the generosity of people like you!
We plan to keep meeting the evolving needs of all of our program participants throughout the year.
As always, thank you from all of us, and on behalf of those we serve.