On Friday, August 22, Beyoncé’s philanthropic initiative #BeyGOOD and the Brooklyn-based backpack company STATE Bags partnered with DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA) to provide elementary school children from under-resourced communities a back-to-school pep rally. The event took place at Turner Elementary School where 250 children from across the city joined together for a high-energy “Pep Rally for Good” culminating in the students receiving custom-made backpacks and school supplies. The event was part of the #BEYGOODxSTATE “Give Back Pack Program” happening in five other cities along the East Coast.
FLOC’s Neighborhood Tutoring Program sent 15 families to the “Pep Rally for Good” where they enjoyed music, food, and the opportunity to get the essential school supplies their children needed to start off a new school year free of charge!
This photo highlights one of our FLOC families that attended the event. Davis is a rising 4th grade student who has participated in the Saturday Math program for the past couple of years. Last year alone, he was able to master Carrying in Addition and worked steadily on learning Regrouping in Subtraction. His younger brother, a rising Kindergarten student, also received a book-bag and supplies. We wish them both the best of luck this school year, and we are sure they will put the supplies they received to good use!
(Aurin Agramonte is the Neighborhood Tutoring Program’s Bilingual Program Coordinator, and Kate Fleischer is the Development Associate.)