Student Life
Community Engagement

No BackPack Day

An All-School Community Service Event

Community Engagement Program Vision

Davidson Day's Community Engagement Program values proximity, partnership, action, reflection, and belonging in alignment with Davidson Day School’s mission to foster academic excellence through collaboration, creativity, and character development.
    • Global Youth Service Day

No BackPack Day & Donation Event

On Friday, April 28, we will hold our first No BackPack Day. We ask our students to come to school without their backpacks and carry all their books and school supplies in their hands. The goal is to raise awareness for the millions of young students around the world who have to walk miles to school carrying their books and school supplies in their hands because they cannot afford a backpack. 

No BackPack Day is also a non-profit organization that provides backpacks and school supplies for elementary-aged students in African countries. Davidson Day will hold its own No BackPack Day on April 28, followed by three days of backpack donation collection from May 1-3.

This is Davidson Day School’s first-ever student-led, school-wide community service project. In coordination with Global Youth Service Day and in alignment with the school’s mission and vision of preparing well-rounded, compassionate leaders, students in the Upper School Community Engagement Council have committed to operating and executing the education, activation, and reflection cycle of service learning while empowering our entire K-12 student community to join in this service effort. 

  1. Friday, April 28: No BackPack Day
    Come to school without your backpack and carry all of your school supplies in your hands. 

  2. Monday, May 1 to Wednesday, May 3: Backpack Donations
    Bring a new backpack to donate to the No BackPack Day non-profit organization that provides backpacks to elementary-aged
    students in African countries. Backpacks can be dropped off during morning carpool!
Davidson Day School is an independent private school for students 2 years old through 12th grade in the Lake Norman region of Charlotte.