Free supplies available at Baker Schools event next week
BAKER - Students in need will have a chance to receive some free supplies for the school year ahead at an event scheduled for next Saturday in Baker.
The giveaway will take place at the Baker School System Office on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. The office is located at 14750 Plank Rd.
Baker Schools officials say the only eligibility requirement for students is enrollment in the Baker School System.
Baker Superintendent of Schools Dr. Herman Brister Sr. says he hopes the supplies “will provide students with the tools necessary to get off to a great start for the school year.”
Event co-sponsor, Intentional Education and Director of Continuing Education at Southern University Dr. Barbara Carpenter, echoed those sentiments.
“It is important that young people have the necessary tools needed to be successful in school,” Carpenter said. “This collaboration with the City of Baker School Board will help many needy students receive the items that will help them be successful in the 2016-2017 academic year.”
The Baker School System partnered with Dr. Carpenter, who is also a State Representative, to get the giveaway off the ground. Students in Southern University’s Service Learning classes donated some of the items and categorized them for distribution.