2020 continues to upend the norms that we all have become accustomed to, and that is especially true of the school year. Who can remember the last time that students were first headed to the classroom in late October? Though the back-to-school season didn’t look the same this year, it is up to all of us to support our students throughout the school year.
Research shows that the start of school can have a profound effect on the life of a young person. During these crazy times elementary students and their families need our help… perhaps now more than ever!
Last week, for the sixth year in a row, Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law partnered with the Winston-Salem Police Department for our Back-to-School Backpack Program. This initiative gets backpacks, stuffed with everything an elementary-aged student needs to succeed, into the hands of school administrators at five Winston-Salem/Forsyth County elementary schools. The administrators, guidance counselors, and teachers at these schools then identify the students most in need and make sure that they receive a backpack filled with supplies to help them succeed for the rest of the school year. With some elementary students headed back to the classroom, those students who need an extra boost will get one at just the right time. I’d like to share a few words about the program, and what it means to our community:
We hope that these backpacks filled with supplies can be an extra boost to the students who did not get their normal start this school year. I know that we as adults can all relate to how disruptive 2020 has been in our lives; can you imagine how it has been for a young student?
Over the last six years our office has created a tradition of gathering with officers from the Winston-Salem Police Department to pack these backpacks with school supplies, and this year was no different. We packed the backpacks outside while wearing masks and keeping our distance from one another. We stuff them with pencils, rulers, glue sticks, notebooks, 2-pocket folders, paper, and crayons. While we work on this project, our staff and the officers inevitably reminisce about our own school experiences. We all want to help make our community better now and for the future.
Fresh pencils. A pack of crayons never before opened. Brand new notebooks. The promise that all these held for us in the past and for the students that will receive them in the future. Indeed, a good start can change a life forever.
Daggett Shuler Supports the Triad
The team at Daggett Shuler Law is heavily involved in the Triad Community—and we are always delighted to support our friends and neighbors. With this in mind, we consider it our privilege to help support the many local efforts to do good work in the Piedmont Triad. Our firm strongly believes in setting an example and supporting those working to improve the quality and health of our community.
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