No More Keeping Up with Joneses, Free Uniforms Solve Student Disparity Problem
A number of studies over the years show kids who wear uniforms in school perform better. Thanks to a local non-profit, kids from five different schools in the area are getting free uniforms.
Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul set up in Minneapolis’ Lucy Laney school to give the uniforms to more than 2,500 kids.
Thirty Assistance League volunteers paired up with different families to make sure the students got a brand new uniform that fit correctly.
Each student gets two navy shirts, one long sleeve, one short sleeve and two khaki pants, Cindy Stone of Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul said.
Assistance League does this because it gives stability and eases a burden on schools and families. It makes a difference in the classroom, Stone said.
Since 1996, Assistance League, has helped more than 25,000 students.
Assistance league is funded two ways: their Richfield thrift shop and donors.