I work in a Title I high school where 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. The majority of our students do not have the funds to pay for sports equipment necessary for training. Many of our students do not have computer access at home, so our school library is their main access to books, computers, periodicals, and information resources. They say it takes a village, and these kids need a village.
We have a diverse population of student-athletes, being a minority-majority district, and they are faced with many challenges that come with being economically disadvantaged.
They are dedicated to their sport, but lack access to the necessary resources to take their talents to the next level.
We are building our school swim team from the ground up and we need everything from towels to pull-buoys, swimsuits to fins, to keep our kids working out in the pool and warming up on the deck. Many of our swimmers are new to the sport, so they do not have any of the necessary equipment to be competitive.
By having a team set of bags, our students will be able to easily carry all of their swimming gear to practice and meets.
Our swimmers will have pride in themselves and their team by having mesh bags in school colors to keep their caps, goggles, and towels in one spot.
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