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Jump Back 2 School 2017

It takes a village to raise a child.For several months, local organizations have been meeting monthly to help plan for the Jump Back 2 School event. It is an opportunity for local organizations and community leaders to work in collaboration to host an event to help local families in need. It is estimated that the average family spends approximately $400.00 dollars in back to school supplies but not all families can afford such an expense especially if they have more than one child.

In Santa Cruz County, it is estimated that the average median income for a family of 4 is $ 29,710. Local organizations have been hosting the Jump Back 2 School event for several years now. This was their 5th Annual Jump Back 2 School event. The event was originally spearheaded by Safeway along with other local non-profit organizations.

The day started early for several families and students in anticipation for the Jump Back 2 School event. Families and students waited patiently outside the cafeteria as early at 7:00 a.m. Meanwhile, inside the gymnasium, local organizations were setting up their tables and school supplies. The cafeteria doors opened at 9:00 a.m. NUSD staff let families know they would start calling out students by the school. The school principals from the elementary and middle school greeted their students. Each of the school principals helped to register students, so they could participate in the back to school event. Students who participated in the event received school supplies, uniforms, and a bag of lunch on their way out. The ultimate goal of this event is to help prepare students for a successful new school year.   

 

The Jump Back 2 School Planning Committee would like to thank the following local organizations for their continued support:

Safeway

Making Connections 4U

Nogales Unified School District

NUSD Title 1

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Nogales Fire Department

The City of Nogales

Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors

Santa Cruz County Office of Superintendent

Santa Cruz County Recorder’s Office

McDonald’s

Peter Piper Pizza

JcPenney

UniSource Energy Services

Women’s Club

Santa Cruz County Board of Realtors

Atlas Logistics

Making Connections 4U

Border Eco Magazine

Southwest Food Services

CSL Plasma

First Things First

Nogales Mexican Consulate/Consulado de Mexico

A Step Above School of Performing Arts

U of A South

Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College District

Mariposa Community Health Center / Eligibility Department

Community Health Associates

Arizona@Work

Mariposa Community Health Center/Center

Baha’i Faith in Nogales

Circles Of Peace

Boys and Girls Club

United Way of Santa Cruz County

Pinal Hispanic Council Behavioral Health Services

Arizona Minerals Inc.

Radio Manantial KNOG

Gina Morris Company, INC.

NHS Hall of Fame

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