Why My Students Hide Their Backpacks
The bushes at school are the safest place.

They hide their backpacks in the bushes to keep their books safe. Their living situations aren’t stable. They don’t always know where they will sleep that night.

Our Mission
We believe that education is the best path out of poverty for kids in need.

But access to quality education is far from equal. Significant barriers stand in the way for kids in low-income communities, including scarce books and learning materials and a lack of diversity in the books that do reach them. Even the most basic needs go unmet for many of these children. First Book’s mission is to remove these barriers so every child has the chance to learn.

Video generously funded by C&S Wholesale Grocers.