Back2School changes focus

Published 9:18 am Thursday, August 5, 2021

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After 12 years of outreach to the Davie County students, the Back 2 School Empowerment Program Committee has met to decide how to best be of service during this pandemic and atmosphere of uncertainty.   

Free school supplies, water and snacks were given out during a drive-thru at New Jerusalem Apostolic Church on last year.

Upon receiving feedback from Superintendent Jeff Wallace and learning that teacher closet at United Way is almost depleted, the committee decided to reach out to individual schools to help meet their specific needs.

The first selected school is Cooleemee Elementary.

“Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by addressing the educational needs of our children; the strategy may have changed but the impact remains the same,” said Angelia Ijames.

“We are requesting the continued support and collaboration from our local businesses, churches, and individuals to make this happen. We are greater when we work together for a common cause. Help us to make our community better,” she said.