In middle school backpacks are a necessity and, unfortunately, many of the students here at Fort Myers Middle Academy can not afford this essential item. So, FMMA is trying to provide our students with quality backpacks so they can arrive to school prepared and ready to to learn. Middle schoolers are great at coming up with excuses as to why they are not prepared for school. We don't want "I don't have a backpack" to be one of them.

Many of our students come from families who are struggling just to pay bills. An item like a backpack tends to get overlooked when it comes to buying the things these kids need. A lot of our students walk (some as far as two miles) to school and they are expected to carry several books, a large binder, several folders, and a Chromebook. Unfortunately, these 11, 12, and 13 year olds often decide to leave theses items at home because it's to difficult to carry them all at once.

The majority of our students want to do great things when they grow up. A backpack won't guarantee that success, but it will help in assuring that our students are prepared to receive the education that can.
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