• Smart Start 4 Kids

    SS4KSquareEvery July, the FAIA Young Agents Council holds a school-supply drive to help give Florida students a smart start back to school. Supplies collected—backpacks, pencils, pens, calculators, computers, notebooks, etc.—are delivered to designated non-profit organizations in each YAC zone.To encourage participation, SmartStart4Kids also is a contest between the 11 YAC zones, each led by a SmartStart4Kids Coordinator. Each item collected is assigned a point value, and each agency tracks its points.

    There are two ways to win. The zone with the most points and the agency with the most points win additional cash to donate to their school supply recipients. The contest is open to all FAIA member agencies, but only agencies with YAC members can win. Not a YAC member yet? Join YAC!

    There will be drop-off locations in each zone. Information about drop-off locations will be posted in the near future.

    How an agency wants to package and deliver supplies is up to that agency; if you are unable to transport your donations to a drop-off location, your zone coordinator may be able to pick them up.

    SmartStart4Kids benefits many deserving nonprofit organizations in the state. See which organizations we support by visiting the SmartStart4Kids Recipients page. To volunteer as a drop off location, or for more information, contact Melissa Champany.

  • Since the school-supply initiative started three years ago, Young Agents Council members have collected more than $75,000 in supplies for deserving children throughout the state.