The new school year is right around the corner and The Gap Program wants to give Alaskan kids free school supplies.

Sophia Metters, founder of the Gap Program, joined KTVA's Daybreak to explain the program and how to sign up.

"The Gap Program is a not for profit program, where I take 9th through 12th-graders and we teach them vocational skills and kind of build up their resumes," said Sophia. "Get them in the community and get active, build up professional references."

Last year, the program gave away about 15 backpacks to kids, and this year they hope to expand to somewhere between 30 and 40 backpacks-- all stuffed with necessary supplies for the school year.

To register your child, send an email to gradassistprogram@gmail.com. Send your child's name, age and their school.

The drawing will take place on August 8.

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