St. Johns CARES, Inc. Backpacks for Seniors 2019 Drive
Although the number fluctuates, there are approximately 700 students in the A.S.S.I.S.T. (Aid and Support for Students in Sudden Transition) Program. This number includes pre-k through graduating seniors in the St. Johns County School District, including the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. These are our county’s homeless students.
The youth in the A.S.S.I.S.T. program are fortunate to have support and guidance throughout the school year, however, St. Johns CARES saw a gap in what other typical youth have as they embark on higher education. “Backpacks for Seniors” will provide each A.S.S.I.S.T. graduating senior who is college-bound with a new backpack, academic day planner, water bottle, supplies and a gift card for needed incidentals as they start the next chapter in their lives. Each backpack and contents is valued at $125.
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