Gone are the days of Motown in motor city, where you’re more likely to be a victim of a violent crime than you are anywhere else in America. Almost 80% of Detroit students live in poverty, and the city has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country (About 25% in 2007 according to Education Week). Kids in Detroit’s public schools score consistently lower on standardized tests than do their counterparts in other large urban areas. And this was before the recession.
We were thrilled to contribute brand new STATE bags along with donations from our partners, KIND Snacks and Bombas Socks to every student at DAA. We hope our bag drop rally helps to keep the incredible momentum going as the energy in the room shown by our newest GiveBackGals and Guys was truly awesome. We can’t wait to get back to ‘Comeback City’ soon! Thanks again, Detroit! #GiveBackPack