Backpack drive

The Channel Islands YMCA Youth and Family Services will kick off its second annual Backpack Give Back on Thursday, July 1, to support local at-risk youth and provide the necessary tools to prepare them for the coming school year.

Many at-risk youth in the community lack the basic supplies, such as backpacks, to hold and keep their learning materials and personal items safe during the school year. The event, which runs through Aug. 10, is for the benefit of children ages 12-18 years.


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