College students encouraged to host school supply giveaways - - Jackson, MS

College students encouraged to host school supply giveaways

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Classes are underway in the metro area, and parents continued to get help with starting kids off this academic year.

A "Back To School Drive" was held Saturday morning at the Jackson Medical Mall Center Court.

Miss Black Mississippi Ambassador 2014 Kristy Johnson sponsored the school supply giveaway.

Johnson, a Jackson State University graduate, encourages college students to reach out and help younger children with the tools they need to succeed in learning.

The give away was for students from kindergarten through fifth grade.

"It's important to give back because children just need to know that someone cares about them, especially someone of college age, and that's one of my platforms which is hospitable hear. Which is advocating volunteerism among college age students to help our children through the State of Mississippi," said Johnson.

School supplies were provided to more than 150 children.

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