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WELCOME TO BTSC OF RHODE ISLAND

Organization Mission:

The Back to School Celebration of Rhode Island (BTSCRI) is a 501 C3 non-profit organization created to involve parents in the education of their children, thereby helping to create an atmosphere of trust and open communication between schools, students and families. In 1999, BTSCRI organized its first event in one single location and distributed 600 backpacks full of school supplies to school children in the Providence area.Organization Mission : The Back to School Celebration of Rhode Island (BTSCRI) is a 501 C3 non-profit organization created to involve parents in the education of their children, thereby helping to create an atmosphere of trust and open communication between schools, students and families. In 1999, BTSCRI organized its first event in one single location and distributed 600 backpacks full of school supplies to school children in the Providence area.Current Activity : In 1999, BTSCRI organized its first event in the single location and distributed 600 backpacks full of school supplies to school children in the Providence area.

Since this first event BTSCRI has grown to 12 locations and serving over 15,000 school children last year and since its beginning more than 134,000 children have supported. Today, our locations include Providence(5), Central Falls, Cranston (5), Cumberland, Newport ,Pawtucket, Woonsocket and West Warwick. At each of our sites we provide the space for community organizations and programs than can support families, provide information and register for services, if appropriate. Whether it is for after-school programs, health care, meeting school leaders, or simply better understanding the educational proves and their role in it. BTSCRI is truly a community event where all of our community gathers to support children and their families.

Program Description:

Educational achievement and parental involvement are at the core of our mission. The organization provides for an often overlooked part of school readiness for children, that is, school supplies. It is evident that poverty and family stress are the center of a student’s ability to achieve. A survey of the nation’s Teachers of the Year by the Center Council of Chief State School officers and Scholastic Inc. report that in their estimation the top three school funding priorities should be; anti—poverty initiatives, early learning and reducing barriers to learning such as health and other services to low income children. Similarly, Communities in School’s national survey report that 91% of teachers surveyed report using their own money to provide their students with school supplies.

 

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