Annual Back to School, Backpack Giveaway

BMAGIC, Bayview Hunters Point Mobilization for Adolescent Growth in our Communities, is a dynamic collaborative of service providers that brings together the Bayview Hunters Point community. Our largest event, the Annual Back to School, Backpack Giveaway program will take place on Saturday, August 16, 2014, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, at Youngblood Coleman Park. It will be a high profile community building event with expected attendance of well over 3,000 people. This wonderful event is in honor of Bayview Hunters Point children and youth, kindergarten to 12th grade and will offer an educational, healthy and enjoyable experience. To encourage our children and youth to be joyous about the new school year and to provide them with the necessary tools to be prepared for academic success, BMAGIC will provide 3,000 backpacks stuffed with school supplies. Fifty community-based organizations working in the areas of health, environment, juvenile and social justice, faith-based, after-school programming, along with elected officials, city agencies, flyer-english-2014local merchants, funders, grass roots activist, and organizers will be in attendance at the event to promote critical services, civic participation and unity in Bavyiew Hunters Point. We will serve fresh, seasonal, organic fruit and feature local entertainment showcasing our youth. Children and their families will also be able to access FREE health and wellness resources along with participating in fun interactive activities and games.