2020 continues to upend the norms that we all have become accustomed to, and that is especially true of the school year. Who can remember the last time that students were first headed to the classroom in late October? Though the back-to-school season didn’t look the same this year, it is up to all of us to support our students throughout the school year.

Research shows that the start of school can have a profound effect on the life of a young person.  During these crazy times elementary students and their families need our help… perhaps now more than ever!

Last week, for the sixth year in a row, Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law partnered with the Winston-Salem Police Department for our Back-to-School Backpack Program. This initiative gets backpacks, stuffed with everything an elementary-aged student needs to succeed, into the hands of school administrators at five Winston-Salem/Forsyth County elementary schools. The administrators, guidance counselors, and teachers at these schools then identify the students most in need and make sure that they receive a backpack filled with supplies to help them succeed for the rest of the school year. With some elementary students headed back to the classroom, those students who need an extra boost will get one at just the right time.  I’d like to share a few words about the program, and what it means to our community: