This week it was my great pleasure to welcome all of our students back for another year of learning and achievement in the Providence Schools.
With generous help from many local businesses, organizations and volunteers, we were able to give our students the support they need to start the school year ready to learn.
Earlier this month, we hosted our annual Back to School Celebration – an event that provides thousands of backpacks, school supplies and books to children across Providence and the rest of the state.
The Mayor’s Office and the Mayor’s Subcommittee on Youth Engagement also worked with barber shops and salons across Providence to sponsor the city’s first-ever Back-to-School Haircut Day, which provided haircuts free of charge to more than 100 Providence students.
I sincerely thank everyone who contributed to the launch of the 2014-2015 school year. Our community is stronger because of your commitment to children and families in Providence.
Our students are now in the classroom preparing to meet the challenges and adventures that a fresh school year brings. Students: the year ahead holds the promise of personal and academic growth for you and your classmates. Your family, your teachers and the entire City of Providence look forward to watching all you can achieve.