Delta Celebrating 20th Anniv. of Backpack Prog.

Oct 24th @ 3:52 pm in News by Scott Staley

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Another celebration of sorts will be held in Delta also on Saturday.  Delta County School District is celebrating its 20th anniversary and on Sat. there’ll be a 5k family run/walk and an Open House from 10am to 1pm at the Delta Family Center.  It was 20 years ago that educators realized that early childhood education was critical in a student’s success so they developed the backpack program which first started in Cedaredge in 1992.  Backpacks were sent home with the kids in hopes that parents will interact with them in an effort to increase their learning skills.  Since the program’s inception thousands of children have taken part in the program and have seen the benefits this program offers.