Coatesville Back to School

Prepare for Success!

Anticipation is growing for the Ninth Annual Coatesville Back to School Event, taking place on August 6, 2022, at the Scott 6th Grade Center, where we will seek to empower families and equip students for school success.

We are excited to bring back the in-person event, where we will provide less-privileged students with a bookbag filled with age-appropriate school supplies for the upcoming school year. The goal is to prepare the youth for classroom success and encourage them to have an amazing school year.

Families can pre-register to receive a backpack for their child/ren (registration opens on Friday June 17th). Pre-registration is highly encouraged! Pre-registration guarantees  your registered child(ren) a filled bookbag. Backpacks will be distributed on Saturday, August 6th, 2022, at the Scott 6th Grade Center beginning at 10:00 am. After families receive their bookbag(s), they can enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere and festivities at the Community Coalition Youth and Community Resources Fair in Abdala Park in Coatesville (next to the Scott 6th Grade Center) beginning at 10am.  

The Coatesville Back to School event is made possible by the following community partners:

Bridge Academy and Community Center, Coatesville Youth Initiative, Coatesville Area School District, Coatesville Center for Community Health, Coatesville Police Department, Hutchinson Memorial UAME Church, Providence Coatesville.

Donor Information:

Please join the effort in meeting the goal of distributing over 1,500 bookbags filled with school supplies for K-12th grade students in the Coatesville Area School District by:

  • Making a financial donation toward the purchase of school supplies for children in Coatesville
  • Providing in-kind support by donating school supplies, backpacks, and gift cards
  • Organizing a supply drive at your business, church, or community location

For more information:

Contact Jarvis Berry at 610-380-0200 ext. 203 or jarvis@coatesvilleyouthinitiative.org.