Tag Archive: back-to-school

Back-to-school time already?

For families with young children, shopping for school supplies is a bittersweet ritual that states clearly that summer vacation is almost over.

For too many families with young children, however, it’s often an exercise in balancing expenses that, even for … Read more

Who says fund-raising can’t be fun?

While back-to-school backpack programs remain one of the most popular Junior League programs, the Junior League of Bryan-College Station’s Stuff the Bus initiative creates a new wrinkle: fund-raising by flash mob.

JLBCS’ signature project – which aims to … Read more

School Isn’t Free

As families begin to think about back-to-school shopping, some naturally have anxiety – economic anxiety. It’s no secret that the economy is still in a rough patch. But for families already living on the edge, shopping for school supplies can … Read more

Empty Backpacks on the First Day of School?

Back-to-school inevitably brings a bit of anxiety for both parent and child. For the kid, summer’s almost over. For the parents (let’s face it, usually the mom) there’s the stress of shopping for back-to-school supplies. So in a perfect world, Junior Leagues wouldn’t have back-to-school programs because every kid would have parents who can buy a backpack’s worth of school supplies. But this isn’t a perfect world. … Read more »