Kids get school supplies while parents get teaching tips

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by Ryan O'Donnell

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azfamily.com

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 3 at 6:51 PM

PHOENIX -- Kids are getting some back school supplies at Central High School, and they don’t have to pay for it.

Jazmine Villalon is one of those kids. We asked her what she hopes to get.

“A laptop,” she said.

Which is very important these days as more and more schools embrace the advantages of technology.

“To show my sister something, study, work hard,” said Jazmine.

Through community donations, kids may walk away with a laptop, scholarship money or a backpack and supplies. Parents will walk away with some knowledge to help push their kids to succeed and it’s all courtesy of ‘Stand for Children’ and ‘Univision Arizona.'

“So what we want to do here is give parents the information they need, how to talk to teachers, what are things you can do to start the school year off right, how important is it to be an involved parent,” said Janey Pearl, who helped organize and market ‘Stand for Children.’

In its second year, about a thousand kids like Jazmine showed up to 'Stand for Children.'

They will now have a more equal shot at an education.

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