A Head Start child’s smile of joy as they pick up a new backpack before their first day of “big school” is an immeasurable reward. Macon Program for Progress (MPP) Back to School Angels is a self-supporting project initiated in 2003 by a group of Head Start parents and staff. To date, MPP has distributed more than 600 backpacks to Head Start children transitioning into Macon County Schools kindergarten classrooms.
Back to School Angels helps low-income families with backpacks and school supplies. Children receive a free backpack containing age-appropriate school supplies.
This year, MPP has 66 requests for backpacks from Head Start children who will enter Macon County Public school kindergarten classrooms on Aug. 25.