Thousands turned out Saturday for a New Haven Public Schools Board of Education rally to get children and parents ready for the upcoming school year. Backpacks and school supplies were available free of charge.
The rally was a chance for children and their families to celebrate the end of summer sessions and prepare for going back to school.
Backpacks, school supplies and community resources were distributed in the Floyd Little Athletic Center next to Hillhouse High School. There was also a day of activities in Goffe Street Park and the Athletic Center.