The Issue: Underserved Students Cannot Afford Supplies
Due to economic changes and unemployment, many families in the southern Nevada area have become financially strained. Sometimes parents have to choose between basic necessities, such as food and utility bills, and cannot afford the added cost of school supplies. Children then go to school unprepared and may need to borrow paper or pencils from their peers to complete their homework.
The Campaign: Fund Backpacks with School Supplies
If this Grassroots campaign raises $225, then Eagle Quest can distribute 25 backpacks filled with school supplies to underserved youth. Each additional $9 raised will supply an additional backpack filled with school supplies to another youth. Each backpack contains the tools for academic success, including erasers, pencils, folders, a notebook, a ruler, pencil sharpener, glue stick, a coloring book, and crayons. Foster children in Eagle Quest’s humanitarian program will assemble and distribute these backpacks to classrooms with underserved youth, thereby learning leadership skills, respect, responsibility, the perspective that comes with giving back to their community, and other necessary social skills.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.
Eagle Quest supports at-risk and disadvantaged youth in the southern Nevada area, as well as their families, with treatment-level foster care and family-support services alongside counseling and recreational programs. These programs engage young participants in scrapbooking, summer camp, and humanitarian service, letting youth give back to the community while learning empathy, leadership, and other social skills necessary for success. Family-wide substance-abuse programs and shoplifting-prevention programs, meanwhile, help to break negative habits and open up new opportunities. Many of Eagle Quest's youths have experienced abuse and emotional trauma and lived in unstable homes their entire lives. By experiencing a full range of activities, these youth can create happy memories and learn how to make good decisions for their futures.