what is the We Have Your Back backpack Program?
One San Diego wants to ensure that those students that are most in need, show up to their first day of school with a new backpack and all necessary school supplies.
We want every child to feel confident and ready to learn on their first day of school.
why we do it
Each year, the school supplies lists grows, and families in need often struggle to find a way to ensure their child will be able to attend the first day of school with their necessary school supplies.
- 60% of San Diego Unified students qualify for free and reduced lunch during the 17/18 year
- 6,081 SDUSD students experienced homelessness during the 17/18 school year living in situations that were not fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residences
How you can help
We Have Your Back provides backpacks and grade-appropriate school supplies to maximize academic potential to students in need. On average, it costs $50 to help a child start the school year with the tools they need to succeed.