MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Remember being a child and the excitement you felt about a new pack of crayons or a set of gel ink pens?
Did you feel encouraged to test them out at school the next day?
This is something that all children should experience in their learning journey.
School supplies are essential and kids can’t learn properly without having supplies.
For children of low income families, having adequate school supplies can drastically help pave a path to a successful future.
Imagine a child struggling and being teased by other children for not having what they need in class.
They might feel ashamed or like they don’t belong.
They might feel embarrassed asking to borrow a pencil or paper every day.
They will not likely be motivated could have issues with their self-esteem.
This is why having school supplies is so important. Children have to be equipped with what they need order to have a better learning experience.
The stress of feeling left out and different can lead to lack of focus. Being prepared keeps children motivated and excited.
Studies show that children having school supplies of their own can improve grades, creativity, attitudes towards learning, behavior, peer relationships and self-image.
Education is the first step to overcoming poverty.
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