Project Student Success


CAP Agency provides students of the families we serve with the tools they need for success in the classroom. Children are given a brand new backpack filled with supplies and books, packed by our community volunteers. 

How do I get started?

Am I eligible?

How do I apply?

When is distribution date?

What if I don't use CAP Agency services or programs?

The backpack distribution takes place every year in August/September. Backpacks and school supplies are collected June – August. 

You must live in Scott, Carver, or Dakota County and have children in school (up to 12th grade). The program is open to current CAP clients.

Families sign up with CAP program staff. Sign-ups are now open for 2023! Please contact your CAP Agency program to enroll.

Pickups can be scheduled with the staff member with whom you signed up for the program beginning August 7th.

CAP Agency distribution location
– Date: Monday, August 7th
– Time: 3 – 7 pm
– Location: CAP Agency Parking Lot (738 1st Avenue East, Shakopee, MN 55379)

Unfortunately, we will not be able to assist unless we have extra backpacks after distribution. 

How To Support?

You can support our students for success by donating prepared backpacks to Project Student Success! The following is three ways in supporting Project Student Success


You can drop off the donation at CAP Agency location. Each backpack (bright colors or character backpacks always appreciated!) should contain the following items:

  • 5 folders
  • 3 notebooks
  • 1 pack of No.
  • 2 pencils
  • 1 pack of crayons and/or markers
  • 1 bottle of glue and/or glue sticks
  • 1 Pack of black and/or blue pens
  • 1 pack of red pens
  • 2 erasers
  • 1 scissors
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 box of tissues
  • 2 packs of index (note) cards
  • Calculators
  • Headphones
  • Sharpie
  • Highlighter
  • 5 subject notebooks
  • Dry erase marker

*Date: please drop off by August 6
*Time: Monday-Friday, 8 am – 4.30 pm
*Location: 738 1st Avenue East, Shakopee, MN 55379


You can use our Amazon Supply List’s link to shop and choose the items you want to donate for Project Student Success.

Click here 


You can give contribution through our donation page, click here.


Sign up and make a difference by volunteering in our School Supply Drive!

Volunteer shifts include light lifting and walking in the food shelf warehouse and parking lot. Please wear casual clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes.

Click here to sign up

Please contact Nate Bostrom at 952-402-9853 or email ([email protected]) for further information.

Volunteer Details

Sorting and Packing Backpacks

Distribute Bags to CAP Students

Distribute Bags to CAP Students

Friday, 8/04/2023
3:00PM – 5:00 PM

Volunteers will pack bags based on the grade of each student. This will be done with CAP staff and volunteers, no CAP clients will be present

Monday, 8/07/2023
2:45PM – 5:00PM

Pass out bags in our drive-through distribution event

Monday, 8/07/2023
4:45PM -7:00PM

Pass out bags in our drive-through distribution even

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