What is Give A Kid A Chance?
At the end of every summer, families in our community are beginning to gather school supplies for their kids to have educational success. When a family is living paycheck to paycheck, this can be extremely difficult to do. Children often have to learn to make do with what they have, even if that means returning to school without the proper essentials they need to succeed. Give a Kid a Chance is a community outreach event designed to provide students in Cherokee and Pickens counties with new backpacks and school supplies, so they are prepared to attend school on the first day ready to learn with the tools they need! During the event students will get to pick out a backpack of their choosing, fill it with school supplies and then head off to have fun with some games and activities provided on the day of the event. While the students are having some fun playing games, parents/guardians can check out the community resource area that has information for additional help if needed. Additionally, as families leave, a meal will also be provided for them to take home!