The Boise School District welcomed back its students on August 17th for another wonderful year of learning and growth. The Wyakin Foundation believes that every student, just like every veteran, deserves the best chance at success. That’s why we are so proud of our Warriors for once again coming together to host a school supply drive to benefit the Boise School District’s Community Schools Program.

Left to Right: Jolene Lincoln Administrator of Student Programs Boise School District, Leah Leavitt Wyakin Warrior Nursing Student at Eaglegate University, Gaby Blumenfeld Community Engagement Specialist Horizon Credit Union, Joshua Thomas Wyakin Warrior Nursing Student at Eaglegate University.

Wyakin Warriors Leah Leavitt, Timothy Case, Megan McCoy, Sean LaNier, and Joshua Thomas organized this year’s school supply drive in partnership with Horizon Credit Union and Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM).  The group placed donation bins at three of the Boise Horizon Credit Union branches and the ICOM building. In addition, customers of Horizon were able to donate money to buy additional supplies.

Generous members of the community donated much-needed items like colored pencils, markers, college-ruled paper, scissors, erasers, pencils, folders, crayons, and more. Some items will benefit teachers like cork boards, day-planners, and push pins. Donated items were delivered to Garfield Elementary to support grades 1-4.

Photo: ICOM’s Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons (SAMOPS). Photo Credit: ICOM.

Thank you to everyone who made this supply drive a success!

About Boise School District’s Community Schools: The Mission of the Community School Program is to engage communities, increase opportunities, and ensure the success of students and families. According to the Boise School District website, “a community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health, and social services, youth and community development, and family engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities.”

The Wyakin Foundation’s mission is to serve as a conduit, connecting wounded and injured veterans to their successful and fulfilling civilian futures through education, development, and guidance. Rooted in the philosophy of serving the whole person, we empower our veterans through mentorship, professional development, educational grants, community impact, networking, and an alumni association.  

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