YSU Unions Donate School Supplies to Youngstown Students
“Back to school can be a costly time for families. We appreciate that our friends and colleagues at YSU think of us and in particular our academics and our families, ”said Justin Jennings, CEO of Youngstown City Schools.
YOUNGSTOWN – The four employee unions at Youngstown State University donated 12 boxes of school supplies to students in the Youngstown City School District.
Susanne Miller, former vice-president of the Association of Professional and Administrative Personnel, said the donation was a first.
“This is the first time that the four YSU unions have worked together on a service project, and we hope to collaborate again in the future,” she said in a press release. “We know times are tough in our community, and helping students – and teachers – at Youngstown City schools by providing them with school essentials keeps them focused on what is really important: educating. our young people. We are happy to help you get the school year off to a good start.
She delivered the boxes full of notebooks, pens and pencils, boxes of tissues, markers, pencils and other items to the district teaching and learning department last week.
In addition to APAS, the other YSU unions are the YSU-Ohio Education Association, which represents YSU faculty, the Association of Classified Employees, and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Justin Jennings, CEO of Youngstown City Schools, said he was grateful for the generosity of the unions.
“The start of the school year can be a costly time for families,” he said. “We appreciate that our friends and colleagues at YSU think of us and in particular our academics and our families. “
YCSD is providing school supplies to students to start the year, but donations will increase that, ensuring students have the supplies they need to get through the school year, the statement said.