SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Mike Morse Law Firm announced a bigger and better partnership with Detroit Public Schools (DPS) to include backpacks filled with school supplies for students from grades K-8. Mike Morse has been working with the Detroit Public Schools Foundation to ensure students are ready for the first day of school.
"Given the hardships many Detroit residents face, it's important that students have the proper school supplies to begin the year winning," said Mike Morse, Mike Morse Law Firm. "The disadvantages these students face by going to school without proper supplies can be devastating, affecting their self-worth, self-image, confidence, attitude, behavior and willingness to participate and to learn."
Last year, the Mike Morse Law Firm provided over 22,000 backpacks full of school supplies to DPS students, grades K-5. The effort met with resounding success, for which the firm garnered a "Spirit of Detroit" award.
"This can be a major game-changer for some students," said Alycia Meriweather, Interim Superintendent for Detroit Public Schools. "Being able to start the school year with appropriate supplies is a great first step in being well prepared for a successful school year. On behalf of Detroit Public Schools, I want to thank the Mike Morse Law Firm for choosing to invest in our students in this tangible way so that our K-8 students can start the year with a baseline of school supplies all across the district."
Approximately 31,500 backpacks will be distributed with supplies this fall. Please watch for more information by visiting detroitk12.org in August.
Morse continues, "Our goal is to increase every child's chances for academic success by leveling the playing field as much as possible from the outset. Having the proper supplies increases a student's ability to perform. It provides dignity and confidence. And showing them there are people out there who care, who have their back on this, is huge to them. We're glad to do more this year by expanding the number of students we serve."
The Mike Morse Law Firm is Michigan's largest personal injury firm, handling cases statewide, with their main office in Southfield, Michigan. If you or your company would like to help in the school supplies initiative, visit 855MikeWins.com to learn more.
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