Back 2 School America (B2SA) launched in the summer of 2018 to address the national epidemic of low-income families that struggle to provide even basic school supplies to their children.
B2SA is an offshoot of Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI), a nonprofit that was formed back in 2010 and has successfully been providing Illinois families with Back 2 School kits, filled with the core supplies they need to succeed in the classroom. Since inception over 5.7 million school supplies have been distributed to at-risk kids.
After a couple of successful tests of distributing school supplies in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Dallas, Texas in 2017, B2SA was formed. Our model is to partner with local community organizations and government agencies as the primary vessel of putting our kits into the hands of the truly needy.
Support for our efforts comes from a myriad of sources. Companies and individuals that wish to support our initiative can do so through donations as well as our Buy-A-Kit and Build-A-Kit programs.
With approximately 43% of children in the US living in low-income households (National Center for Children in Poverty 2016), our long- term goal is to ensure that each and every one goes back into the classroom with the tools they need to succeed and get a first-rate education.