On Saturday, October 17th, attorneys David Daggett and Griff Shuler of Daggett Shuler Law appeared on Triad Today to discuss the firm’s Back-to-School Backpack Program. This program, now in its sixth year, benefits underprivileged elementary school students in Forsyth County.

With approximately 23% of children in Forsyth County living at or below the poverty line, and the projected 2020 total back-to-school spending coming in at $33 billion, the need for this program is evident. Families will spend an average of $789.49 on school necessities, which is no small amount. Additionally, 93% of public school teachers pay out-of-pocket for the items their classrooms need. It is estimated that those costs work out to about $500 per teacher.

Daggett Shuler aims to ease some of these stressors with their Backpack Program. Partnering with the Winston-Salem Police Department, they provide backpacks with every item on the recommended supply list to Forsyth County schools. The administrators at each school then distribute the bags to in-need students. Having the right tools at their disposal sets the students up for success – both in school and in life.