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Editorial: 100 Black Men of Madison host 2019 back-to-school celebration

MADISON, Wis. - At the risk of spoiling a beautiful summer week for some of you, the reality is the start of a new school year is not that far off. And really, going back to school is something to celebrate, and no one knows that better, or does it better, than 100 Black Men of Madison.

Saturday is the 25th annual back to school celebration to help our economically disadvantaged youth and their families prepare for the upcoming school year.

Over the past 24 years, 100 Black Men of Madison has provided more than 37,000 free backpacks filled with school supplies to area youth. This year's celebration will also include health screenings, school and reduced lunch registration, certificates for free haircuts and child care safe seats and more. 

100 Black Men of Madison does this right, and it does it well. We're appreciative of the group's dedication to getting our kids ready to learn. 

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