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North Tulsa back to school supplies drive

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 13:44:23-04

The NTEDi, North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative, organization gathered to hand out school supplies to assist students that are participating in virtual and distance learning this school year.

This was done by a drive-thru event to help keep volunteers and participants safe.

"We have modified this year's event to be a drive-thru event to minimize contact and make this a safe event as far as social distancing," said Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, president of the North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative. "This North Tulsa tradition may look a little different, but it's still a great opportunity for parents, teachers and the community to become engaged in the education of our children. We look forward to helping our students and families prepare for the 2020-21 school year, as many will start the year with virtual or Distance Learning."

Traditional school supplies like spiral notebooks and pencils were handed out, but they also provided facemasks and headphones.

"We recognize that students may be working from home in environments that may not always be conducive to learning," said Turner-Addison. "Headphones will help limit the distractions if they have siblings or other family members at home while they are engaged in school."

The event was co-sponsored by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, Tulsa Public Schools, the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation and Leon Rollerson Productions.

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