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Back 2 School Alliance

Who We Are

The Back 2 School Alliance is comprised of representatives from schools, non-profits and businesses that work closely with the school districts to determine the need and number of qualified students. The Alliance solicits for monetary and in-kind donations from local businesses, churches and organizations and then rewards students with a Back 2 School Party in August to celebrate completion of school registration and distribute supplies. Our Goals: - To provide backpacks filled with school-mandated supplies for all qualified students in the Bloomington-Normal public school districts for grades K-12. - To create excitement and energy for students entering school. - To provide informational resources for parents to help better their lives.

What We Do

Our vision is to see that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies to students most in need. Our mission is to encourage and reward completion of public school registration and any school-mandated medical and immunizations requirements by parents for eligible students in need within Bloomington-Normal Public Schools ahead of the start of school, so that students can begin school on DAY ONE. The Back 2 School Alliance also seeks to increase awareness of available resources in our community that offer programs to advance health, nutrition, fitness, educational enrichment, literacy and learning support, safety, and economic opportunity for students and their families.