Students from the Simon Business School stuffed backpacks full of school supplies for more than 1,500 East High students on Friday.
The help didn’t stop there – students also made motivational posters that will hang throughout the halls of East High.
“We want kids to enjoy their experience here and the best way to do it is through incentive,” said one Simon student. “They need stuff to get the school year started, they need notebooks, pens, highlighters – so why not give them some to them to get them motivated? And that’s our purpose here today.”
Last year, the University of Rochester formed a partnership with East High to help turn the troubling school around.