The Backpack Project, Inc. is devoted to addressing the educational supply needs of area children living in the under-resources communities of Washington, DC and surrounding areas, by providing new backpacks, school supplies, school uniforms, books, journals, and mentoring programs. We believe that every child, regardless of their social or economic status, should be fully prepared and supported and ready to learn on the first day of school and are committed to making this happen for our kids in need. Without The Backpack Project, Inc., many of these students would go without the basic necessities needed for educational success.
We also believe in the importance of creating an environment where children enjoy the vital fundamental skills of reading and writing outside of the classroom setting. For this reason, every backpack contains a book and a writing journal and a writing component is incorporated into every mentoring session.