On Tuesday, August 6th, Attorney Chad McLain of Graves McLain appeared on KTUL’s Good Day Tulsa program to discuss the 2019 Graves McLain Backpack Program. Jermaine Watkins, a Climate & Culture/Academic Engagement Teacher with Tulsa Public Schools, joined Chad to talk about how the program positively impacts the students. Watch the video:
Graves McLain began their backpack program in 2016 with one school, after seeing the success of a similar program run by Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Association for Justice, a 500-member lawyer’s group, is a major supporter of the program.
This year, 3100 students in 6 Tulsa schools will be receiving backpacks. The need for this program is evident in the statistics:
- 20% of Tulsa residents live at or under the poverty line
- 33% of Tulsa children live below the poverty line
- Oklahoma school spending per student has decreased nearly 27% between 2008 and 2017
With the average family spending over $100 per child on school supplies alone, these costs can quickly add up. Graves McLain hopes to ease the burden on Tulsa families with their Backpack Program.
If you would like to donate to the Graves McLain Backpack Program, please fill out this form and a member of the Graves McLain team will contact you to discuss how you can help support this important community initiative.
Graves McLain wishes all Tulsa students a wonderful and educational school year.
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