Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States Helps Students Start School Strong

September 12, 2017

Partners Pictured: Latin American Youth Center and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection

As students at Suitland, High Point and Oxon Hill High Schools returned to school last week, many of them were greeted by a generous donation that will help them start the year ready to succeed. VPP’s Ready for Work Corporate Champion Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States generously donated 400 backpacks filled with school supplies to students with financial need at the three high schools in the Ready for Work initiative.

The backpacks were distributed to students through our nonprofit partners Latin American Youth Center, Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection and school leadership. Ready for Work is an initiative that was developed to help young people in Prince George’s County successfully transition to adulthood with the academic, technical and life skills they need to be career and college ready. The effort is a partnership between VPP and Prince George’s County Administration, the public school system, local business leaders, philanthropy and several nonprofit organizations.

Staff from the Latin American Youth Center unpack bags at Suitland High School.

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is an investor and strong supporter of VPP and Ready for Work. Kaiser’s donation means that hundreds of students in Prince George’s County can start school confident and prepared for the year ahead. It’s one more way that our community is working together to support youth in the region. On behalf of the students, our nonprofit partners and school leadership, VPP sincerely thanks Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States for its generosity.