Meeting Immediate Student Needs- When a teacher or staff member identifies that a student has a need, they can reach out to Bright Futures Dunklin to help meet that need. We have a Donation Center called the Blackcat Closet that houses clothing, shoes, school supplies, and other donated items to help respond quickly so that the child can get back to work as soon as possible. Our Blackcat Futures Fund helps support these needs.
Brendan's Friday Backpack- Brendan's Backpack is a program that provides weekend backpacks filled with food and snack items for kids who have been identified as food insecure.
BRAG- The Dunklin R-5 School District is proud to partner with area churches and other civic organizations to form BRAG, or Blackcats Reaching Academic Goals.The program provides volunteer tutors to help students who might be struggling academically.The goal is to provide tutoring to students in 1st - 5th grade each afternoon Monday - Friday.
Summer Food Program- The summer food program helps bridge the gap between summer school and the start of the regular school year by providing free lunch to children ages 2-18. Lunch is served at two site locations and is operated by Dunklin R-5 volunteers.