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  • Writer's pictureArizé Lee

Back To School Initiative

Updated: Dec 24, 2022

A Committee comprising Director Claire Theobalds, Mona Wyre-Manigo, Recording Secretary Brenda Ephraim and Claudine Murphy-Knowles attained 150 Backpacks and school supplies comprising of black & white composition and wired notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, erasers all funded and donated by Committee members, Walmart, NAACP, family and friends. Also, Metro Plus Health will be donating 200-300 hand sanitizers to the students. Reading books were donated by the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) from their summer reading campaign initiated at schools throughout the city.

The donation was distributed to PS 76 A. Philip Randolph School for the Humanities located at 220 West 121st Street in the village of Harlem. Ms. Jackie Crawford, PTA Coordinator was assigned to work with the Committee. She noted that PS 076 is from Pre-K to 8th Grade and serves a population of approximately 300 students from culturally diverse backgrounds. The distribution of backpacks was held on Monday, September 12th and focused on Grades 2 -7.

Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society, Inc is committed and dedicated to providing students with the academic and social support required to complete and enhance their success through its Back To School Program.

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