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Overground Railroad Collecting School Supplies

04/25/2019

The Overground Railroad to Literacy is holding a Spring Cleaning school supply collection drive through Monday, May 13.

Overground Railroad

The program’s goal is to eliminate the school to prison pipeline by not allowing children to fall behind in school. Student volunteers tutor children to help them keep their grades up in order for them to succeed inside and outside of the classroom. SLU file photo

The drive is a collection to benefit students in the St. Louis Public School District, specifically students who attend the district’s school located in North St. Louis neighborhoods.

The Overground Railroad is collecting old and new school supplies including pencils, notebooks, backpacks, folders, markers, crayons, colored pencils and other school necessities.

Collection bins are located in the lobbies of all University residence halls and in the Pius XII Memorial Library.

The Overground Railroad to Literacy is a tutoring program at SLU. It was founded by the late Norm White, Ph.D., an associate professor of criminology and criminal justice in the College for Public Health and Social Justice. The program’s goal is to eliminate the school to prison pipeline by not allowing children to fall behind in school. Student volunteers tutor children to help them keep their grades up in order for them to succeed inside and outside of the classroom.