For the 22nd year, AT&T volunteers stuffed 100 backpacks for students served by Saginaw Intermediate School District and their 12 public school districts on September 1, 2022.
The packs included folders, paper, pencils, and other essential school supplies. Superintendents from the local school districts were gifted the backpacks by AT&T "Pioneers" along with Senator Ken Horn, who represents Michigan's 32nd district. "This makes a big difference in the lives of our students, and having school supplies is one less worry for our parents," said Mark Whelton, Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District Superintendent.
The superintendents will then work with their district's counselors to assess the need of their students to help choose who the backpacks go home with. "We are thankful Saginaw ISD had the opportunity to host every single superintendent in our local public school districts today, not only for an informational and collaborative meeting, but to have our community come together to support our kids, that will now feel more confident and prepared for class with brand new supplies," said Coty Kuschinsky, Chief of Staff and Communications Supervisor for Saginaw ISD.
About the AT&T Pioneers
“AT&T Michigan Pioneers are active company employees and retirees who volunteer their personal time to enhance the communities where they work and live,” said David Lewis, president of AT&T Michigan. “And year in year out, they do an amazing job of leading this ‘Tools for Learning’ campaign by raising money and buying supplies to support thousands of students heading back to school through the state.” AT&T Pioneers plan to distribute more than 2,000 backpacks across Michigan this fall.
About Saginaw Intermediate School District
Saginaw Intermediate School District (SISD) is an educational service agency that provides effective and innovative leadership, services, resources, and programs throughout Saginaw County. Saginaw ISD serves 12 local school districts, six public school academies, and 22 non-public schools, with a total enrollment of approximately 27,000 students. Public school districts supported include: Birch Run Area Schools, Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District, Carrollton Public Schools, Chesaning Union Schools, Frankenmuth School District, Freeland Community School District, Hemlock Public School District, Merrill Community Schools, Saginaw Public School District, Saginaw Township Community Schools, St. Charles Community Schools, and Swan Valley School District. Saginaw ISD provides career and technical education, early childhood, finance, human resources, instruction, pupil accounting, special education, technology, and transportation services. In addition, SISD operates multiple educational programs to meet the unique needs of students ages birth to 26 across Saginaw County, including: Hartley Outdoor Education Center, Head Start/Early Head Start and Great Start to Readiness Programs, Great Lakes Bay Early College, Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center School, and Special Education Center Programs. Learn more about Saginaw ISD by calling (989) 399-7473 or visiting www.sisd.cc