The start of school can be exciting for kids, but also nerve-wracking. Yes, there is the excitement of reconnecting with friends and delving into fall sports, but it's mixed with fears of meeting new teachers, leaving the freedom of summer behind, and homework. Imagine the added stress of starting school without the tools needed to be successful, like a basic backpack. Add a "giving" aspect to your back-to-school rituals by doing one of these fun family-service activities.
Jenny Friedman, Executive Director