Freeholder Jonathan Young joined the Liberty Park Neighborhood Association, EMR, and other partners to distribute free backpacks to children in the Liberty Park Estates as they prepare to go back to school this fall.
“Not having a backpack, or having a backpack in poor condition, significantly lowers your ability to get to school prepared and to get home with the materials you need,” Young said. “The fewer hurdles you place between a child and their education, the more likely they are to achieve academic success. Something as small as making sure a child has a proper backpack can remove a major hurdle.”
The backpack giveaway featured family fun activities including food and a moon bounce.