These events will be run and organized by teen leaders and their chosen teams, with close support from JFS staff. The teens will be responsible for creating and executing a plan to collect school supplies and recruit a limited number of family and friends to fill 20 new backpacks at their individual events. Our expected goal is 200 backpacks packed and ready to donate!
The Build-a-Backpack event is part of JFS’s Pathways to Academic Growth, Empowerment and Success (PAGES) programming, formerly Reducing Achievement Gaps (RAG). PAGES is a unique, multi-tiered program focused on addressing the academic, social, and basic assistance needs of low-income children of immigrant families in Framingham.
To learn more visit about JFS PAGES programming:
- 8th Annual Build-A-Backpack Event a Huge Success!
- Support Student Learning & Creativity at Home: Donate to JFS Educational Care Packages!
- Babson Magazine Highlights JFS Pathways to Academic Growth, Empowerment, & Success (PAGES) Programming at Woodrow Wilson!
- JFS Introduce Wilson Learning Materials Fund
While we cannot invite the public to gather with us to pack these backpacks, there are still ways that you can help and get involved…
Please consider donating schools supplies or donating money for supplies to help the teens reach their goal!
For more questions please contact:
Gail Gregory at JFS of Metrowest (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone 508-8753100 x350).