H.O.P.E. (Help Our Potential Evolve) and its partners provided 400 youth in and around Kingsport with backpacks and school supplies. The back-to-school kickoff event was held July 31. Backpacks and supplies were also delivered to Washington, Lincoln, John Adams and Kennedy elementary schools, as well as John Sevier Middle School. H.O.P.E. youth are proud of the service this project provides to their peers and classmates.