Illinois teachers could earn free school supplies for their students


CHICAGO, Ill. (KFVS) – Back 2 School America is launching a campaign called, “We Appreciate Teachers,” to give back and celebrate Ill. educators.

According to a release from B2SA, the campaign will reward 25 winning teachers with B2SA kits which include 30 school supplies for their entire classroom of students.

Anyone can submit an application on behalf of a teacher, but the teacher must be currently employed by a school in Ill.

The application is available online or there is a printable version on the B2SA website, which must be printed out. After completing the form, it must be sent to B2SA with a 250-500 word essay explaining how the nominated teacher goes above and beyond to positively impact their students’ lives.

All applications must be completed by April 1 and winning teachers will be notified April 11.

The winning educators will also receive gift baskets and be rewarded with a champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception in Chicago the first week of May, which is Teacher Appreciation Week.

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About Back 2 School America

The Back 2 School program was launched in 2007 to address the pressing needs of communities and the inequities in educational opportunities for children. 

In 2015 the nonprofit changed its name to Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI) to reflect the work of the organization. In the summer of 2018, B2SI expanded and launched Back 2 School America, to provide Back 2 School kits to children across the USA. 

Today, B2SA continues to provide children of low-income households with free school supplies to help level the playing field and lessen the financial burden on their families and their teachers. The Back 2 School program has provided more than 350,000 children with their own school supply kit. The organization’s long-term goal is to make sure that all children in the USA are provided with the school supplies they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.


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