We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to get ahead and live out their professional and personal dreams. That’s why we support programs that equip youth with the tools and skills to pursue higher education, gain employment, and provide for themselves and their families in the future.

For the 2015 back-to-school season, we partnered with STATE Bags and Teach For America to help kids in need get their school year off to a strong start. Together our associates donated school supplies and volunteered their time to distribute new

backpacks stocked with school supplies to students in high-need communities served by Teach For America, Teach For Canada, and Teach For Mexico. We also hosted summer bag drop rallies in New York and Los Angeles to motivate and inspire students.

“We’re grateful for the partnership of American Eagle Outfitters and STATE Bags in equipping students in the communities we serve with essential classroom tools. Students in low-income communities face many barriers in their pursuit of an excellent education, and having the proper means to carry one’s school supplies doesn’t have to be one of them. This partnership will help give students a strong start when they enter classrooms this fall.”

– Molly Friedland
Senior Managing Director, National Corporate Partnerships, Teach for America