With Summer break ending abruptly, young boys and girls across the State of Georgia are ramping up for the new school year. While most students anxiously await the proverbial first day of school, there’s a significant number of students that lack the necessary resources to obtain the supplies needed for the academic year. This year, through a special partnership with Atlanta Public Schools, Genuine Academy took note of this recurring issue and made it their mission to make a difference through their inaugural back to school drive known as “Overhauling Education”. The initial goal was to provide 200 book bags to Kimberly Elementary which would be distributed to the first 200 students to register for school. Well, after a short discussion with the members of Genuine Academy, Antonieus Davis (Owner of Genuine Academy) switched gears and decided to provide the entire school with a book bag full of supplies for every student.
On July 28, 2017 around 10 o’clock sharp, Mr. Davis showed up with 650 book bags which was 450 more than the original goal. Not only was Principal Joseph Sally and staff surprised as they assisted with the distribution of book bags. Several parents were overwhelmed by the level of generosity and thanked everyone involved multiple times. While the event went off without a hitch, it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of several donors. Many of whom knew little to nothing about the organization prior to the event. Tabbed as one of the biggest school supply drives in the state, this was Genuine Academy’s biggest event to date. Being that this was the first year of the event, it’s bound to get bigger and better, in the years to come. The organization’s passion for kids has not only assisted many under-served students in need, it’s also made a significant impact in the community. “Next year, we want to double the number of book bags donated this year”, stated Mr. Davis. The lofty goal is more than possible, but we’ll need your help.
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