Recent data paints a stark picture: the cost of school supplies in the United States has surged by over 25% compared to 2022. This staggering increase, coupled with post-pandemic financial challenges and inflation, has placed many K-12 parents in a daunting financial predicament.
In response to this pressing need, Paper, the leading Educational Support System (ESS), is proud to introduce the "Paper Backpack Initiative."
This program is a dedicated effort to provide K-12 students with a critical tool for success: reliable backpacks.
“While Paper has long championed digital education, it recognizes that genuine learning extends beyond the virtual world,” said Philip Cutler, CEO and founder of Paper.
“To underscore our commitment to providing a strong educational foundation for all students, we are proud to offer principals the chance to request backpacks for their students this fall.”
To achieve this goal, Paper is embarking on a nationwide collaboration with educators and school principals, donating up to $200,000 worth of backpacks to families in need.
To learn more about the Paper Backpack Initiative and to request backpacks for your school, please visit https://pages.paper.co/backpack-drive.
Mission-driven educators founded Paper to help all students reach their full potential and gain confidence in life. Paper provides an unlimited, on-demand Educational Support System (ESS) that includes 24/7 assistance from expert tutors, constructive feedback on written work, math and vocabulary practice tools, a reading practice tool, and career and college readiness support. Multilingual academic support is available in English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin. Paper supports over three million students in over 300 unique school districts across 40 U.S. states and Canada.