NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It may be hard to believe, but Metro students will head back to school in just ten days. That's why Napier Elementary hosted a welcome event for students and their families.
Children were able to pick up free supplies like books, pencils and backpacks thanks to generous donations.
COVID-19 vaccinations were also offered at the event by Vanderbilt Medical Center.
In partnership with the Nashville Soccer Club and other donors, school leaders also held a dedication for the school's new soccer and football fields.
Leaders say the pop-up program was crucial for under-served children in the school's community.
"For the students, we hope that they continue to know that we're here for them and that Napier is a safe place for them and that our main goal is to make sure that they know that they can come and continue to function as a student because the last two years - it was hard on everybody," said the school's principal, Dr. Watechia Lawless.
About 250 families attended the event.
On August 15, students will also have the opportunity to attend a Nashville SC game.