after school students (4th/5th) participated in the Art Packs program
with Raleigh Charter High School. Art Packs is a rotating backpack
program in which each student is lent a backpack filled with materials
to engage in sports, art, games,and educational activities in their free
time. The goal of the program is to get kids excited about fun,
stimulating activities that benefit their overall physical and mental
health; therefore, the backpacks were able to be taken home and enjoyed
by the students and any family members or friends. After ten days, the students returned their backpacks to be issued another one.
each backpack contained a letter written by a local high school student
engaged in that activity that would encourage the student to pursue the
target hobby. Our students had a fun time responding the high school
student's letter before receiving their next themed backpack.