Colts linebacker Jerrell Freeman and Indiana Fever player
Marissa Coleman provided all-star support to Riverside School 44 as it held its
annual Back to School expo on July 31 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. They gave
backpacks and supplies along with autographs to students and families who attended.

Riverside community partner Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU)
sponsored the event and made sure students got new uniforms. IMCU volunteers also
washed students’ feet, and each student walked away with new socks and shoes
thanks to partner Samaritan Feet.

Principal Kirshawndra Davis said the event has “become a
natural piece of what we do. We’re a full-service school, and this event is a
perfect way to ensure our students have everything they need so they can focus
on their instruction.”

Davis said approximately 200 of Riverside’s 350 students came
to the expo. Students who didn’t get supplies at this event will receive backpacks
and supplies provided by the Indy BackPack Attack, another community initiative
Indiana Members Credit Union strongly supports.

In addition to partners there providing supplies to the

  • Cheer Impact and the Riverside Boys and Girls
    Clubs signed students up for their programs.
  • Riverside held its annual Title I meeting for
    parents to let them know what that means for the school.
  • Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
    stopped by to meet with and speak to parents.

With all these partners and Riverside staff
working together for the Back to School expo, students and families received
the support and information they needed to set up for a great year ahead!