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Akon Walker 
Program Coordinator, Educational Liaison
(707) 399-4812
awalker@solanocoe.net

Leah Alvarez
Wellness Program Assistant
(707) 399-4826
lalvarez@solanocoe.net

Peter Macapugay
Wellness Program Assistant
(707) 399-4817
pmacapugay@solanocoe.net

Sakina Ali
Youth Activities Specialist
(707) 399-4891  sali@solanocoe.net

Stuff The Bus

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Stuff the Bus is a countywide school supply drive held each year from June - August. This campaign aims to serve Solano's Foster and Homeless youth as preparation to return to school with a more positive outlook. Solano County has identified approximately 1,200 homeless youth and 450 youth in the foster care system.  

Each year the Solano County Office of Education (SCOE), Foster and Homeless Youth Services program partners with many local organizations such as the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Solano County, Sutter Medical Foundation, Volunteers of America, North Bay Schools Insurance Authority, and Valero Refinery.  These community-based organizations display their generosity by allowing the use of their facilities as collection locations for backpacks and school supplies, as well as monetary donations and gift cards.

With the support of these partnerships, SCOE's Foster and Homeless Youth Services program has been able to distribute backpacks and school supplies to all Solano County school districts each year to meet the needs of foster and homeless youth so they may go back to school with a smile.