Who Can Participate

Micah’s Backpack began working with families at Price’s Fork Elementary School in November 2008. Currently, Micah’s Backpack partners with all five elementary schools, middle school and high school in Blacksburg, the Head Start Preschool, and VICCC to provide backpacks to 280 students per week. Low income families should contact their school principal to find out if they qualify for the program. Program participation will be kept as confidential as possible. A parent or guardian must return a signed permission form for their child to participate. This form is available from their school principal.