What could have been a sleepy Tuesday morning for third and fourth graders in Harlem quickly turned into an infectious dance party at the Dunlevy Milbank Center.The group’s enthusiasm was palpable in the center’s gymnasium, and their energy was matched by a high-fiving row of Soul Cycle instructors and State Bags employees.
The fun was part of State Bag’s #GiveBackPacks summer initiative to provide backpacks to 30,000 kids across the country. At Milbank, volunteers handed out close to 300 packs to surprised students in attendance and engaged them in motivational group activities that helped them reflect on ways they could stay focused on their goals in the next year. And of course, there was a lot of Nae Nae-ing to be sure.
Thank you to State Bags and Soul Cycle for providing our kids with quality backpacks and some well-deserved fun. You are helping to ensure that kids understand the power of giving back, by helping them be school ready as well.