Thanks to Back 2 School Illinois, Y Kids Have School Supplies—and Fun

August 11, 2016


Back 2 School Illinois Distribution Day is a fun annual event where hundreds of children play games and receive free school-supply kits."

More than 450 children from the YMCA, the Chicago Park District and the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago attended Back 2 School Illinois’ annual Distribution Day event on Aug. 9. Arionne Nettles of the Chicago Defender reports here.

The event took place at the Broadway Armory in Edgewater. There, children aged 6–12 engaged in a variety of fun educational activities and received free back-to-school supply kits.

Back 2 School Illinois’ mission is to equip children in low-income lllinois families with the school supplies they need. They hope to distribute 30,000 kits around the state this school year. 

(Chicago Defender)