Gifford Youth Campers to Receive Free School Supplies

Waste Management will donate school supplies to Gifford Youth Achievement Center.
Waste Management will donate school supplies to Gifford Youth Achievement Center. (Photo: GYAC)

GIFFORD – Over 200 Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC) campers, grades first through 12, will receive backpacks filled with school supplies donated by Waste Management, which is part of their continued effort to provide educational resources and opportunities to kids in Indian River County.

The GYAC aims to increase high school and college graduation rates among students of low-income families and promote parental involvement.

“We exhaust every effort to make sure all students are set up for success, and partnering with Waste Management for a back-to-school program is helping us carry out that mission,” said Barbara Pearce, Executive Assistant at the Gifford Youth Achievement Center.

The GYAC operates to promote a foundation whereby the multiple barriers faced by the citizens of the Gifford Community/Indian River County area may be alleviated and/or replaced by goals that promote the ability of youth and adults to live in a productive community whereby maximizing the quality of their lives.

They also envision the GYAC to foster holistic and balanced living by establishing a mechanism for individual growth and development for all residents.

School supplies will be collected and distributed on August 5th at the Back to School Bash. Please call Mr. Freddie Woolfork if you need your donation picked up or if you would like to volunteer to help.

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