Set for Sucess


Supplying every student in RSU 1 with a new backpack and all teacher-required school supplies for the 2018-19 school year.


What is Set for Success?

We have partnered with Solar Star Masonic Lodge and Back to School in Bath to host Back to School: Set for Success, an event that will provide a new backpack and all teacher required school supplies to every student in RSU 1, regardless of need. That's about 2000 students!

This event will ensure that all of our students begin the school year on a level playing field, ready for a successful year of learning. It will also provide support to our school faculty, and provide the opportunity to build supportive relationships within the community.

Our goal is to be a safety net for ALL families, to ensure the mental wellness of ALL youth, and ultimately, end suicide.

Sunday, August 19, 2018 10am-3pm

Location: Bath Middle School

Admission is 100% free of charge and open to ALL students Pre-K -12!

New Backpack

Every student will receive a brand new backpack or can bring their own if they already have a favorite they'd like to use!

School Supplies

Every student who attends will receive a list from their teacher; they can then "shop" for their supplies free of charge.

Information Highway

Meet community leaders and learn more about local organizations; there will be lots of free gifts & giveaways.

Hair Cuts & Mini Manicures

Students are invited to free hair cuts and mini manicures so that they can look their best on the first day of school!

Clothing Closet

Help yourself to the wide variety of new and gently used clothing available to anyone in the community. 


Let's kick off a new year of learning, together by coming together as a community to support every student and their families!

Support Set for Success

This will be a large, multi-faceted community event that will require all of us working together to ensure its success!

Here's how you can help:

  • Attend the Event

    We hope ALL families, regardless of need, will attend this event. If we are all there together, it breaks the stigma - once and for all!

  • Join the Event Committee

    Add your email to our list; we meet the 1st Wednesday of every month at the Bath Parks & Recreation Department at 1pm.

  • Become an Event Volunteer

    Help us the weekend of the event! From set up, to break down - this is an "all hands on deck" event. Sign up online.

  • Register for Information Highway

    Register your organization for Information Highway. Safety departments, community organizations, healthcare & more!

  • Get your Business or Church Involved

    Sign up today to become a donation site. Local businesses and churches can help by gathering donations of school supplies and financial donations. 

  • Make a Financial Donation

    Support this event by giving a financial gift. The Midcoast Community Alliance is an initiative of the Friends of the Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark, a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 organization.

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