As we get ready to start up the 2013 school year, the first step is the back-to-school shopping. The first thing on the Starfish list this year – backpacks! Three returning Starfish scholars, Betsabeth, Genesis, and Marlon accompanied me to buy 28 new backpacks for our 28 deserving scholars.
We met up in the center around 10AM to scout out all the options. After visiting 8 or so various shops we decided on two that met our standards of quality and design. By Noon we were on our way with 28 new backpacks, carefully selected by three excellent scholars. We celebrated the success with a U.S.-style treat for lunch – pizza!