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Brooklyn Center Elementary named recipient of Office Depot Start Proud initiative

Monday, August 2, 2021 – Brooklyn Center Elementary STEAM (BCE) has been selected as the 2021 Start Proud! school for Minnesota. Start Proud! is Office Depot’s back-to-school program and is a community investment program that benefits students, teachers and parents of select (Title 1) public schools in select U.S. school districts.

“It is a thrill and an honor for Brooklyn Center Elementary STEAM school to be selected as one of 18 schools to receive this honor,” said BCE principal Jeff Wilson.

As a Start Proud! school, each and every student at Brooklyn Center Elementary STEAM will receive a high-quality backpack filled with common elementary school student supplies. These supplies include notebooks, folders, pencils, highlighters, erasers, crayons, markers, colored markers, glue, pencils sharpener, ruler and index cards.

The backpack filled with supplies for each child will also include a $20 Office Depot Gift Card so families can shop for additional school supplies throughout the year. 

Students will receive their backpacks and supplies at the start of the school year. Plans are still underway for how students will receive their school supplies.  

As Brooklyn Center Elementary STEAM is a Start Proud! school and Office Depot will be supplying all students with backpacks and supplies, families do not need to purchase a backpack or any school supplies this school year.