The backpacks will were distributed to kindergartners and their families from the Northside Achievement Zone and St. Paul Promise. Mall of America and Nickelodeon also partnered to donate $10,000 to Adopt-A-Classroom in addition to giving away $250 to each kindergarten teacher for use this fall in their classrooms.
Along with the backpack giveaway celebration, guests participated in kindergartner readiness activities in the Rotunda and received a free Nick Jr. Beyond the Backpacktoolkit.
Beyond the Backpack is part of Nick Jr.’s curriculum-based preschool programming to give parents and caregivers unique tools they can use to set their little ones up for academic success.
For more information on the Beyond the Backpack event click here.