Hundreds of Students Get Free Back To School Haircuts in Nampa
Saturday, August 13th was a great day for kids in the Treasure Valley as the "A Step Ahead" campaign launched for the first year. From 11:00 O'clock in the morning until 7:00 in the evening, Central Elementary School in Nampa was bustling. Gathered at the school were families from all over the Treasure Valley-- Caldwell, Nampa, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, Boise and some, even from as far as Grandview, Idaho.
A lot was happening at the school that day but the chart topper for most, was the availability of FREE haircuts! With the rising cost of literally everything these days, the free haircuts were blessing for many students of all ages. Many adult college students were even able to get a free haircut!
All of the hair styling was provided to the public courtesy of Paul Mitchell The School and their two locations--in Boise and Nampa. They really stepped up for their community.
Project Filter provided literature for students and families about the dangers of tobacco and vaping, while Idaho Central Credit Union, the title sponsor of the event, made access to banking and financial assistance a breeze. Part of being "A Step Ahead" has to do with financial literacy at a young age, as well-- not just a haircut!
Event organizers shared that they do plan to hold the event again next year, seeing that a need was certainly met in the community. Well over 200 students were able to receive back-to-school haircuts prior to classes starting this week.
You can lean more about A Step Ahead, HERE.