Back-to-School

Rent-A-Center Sends 60 Students Back to School with Scholarships and Chromebooks

Rent-A-Center understands the importance of arming students with the tools needed to succeed. That’s why RAC has awarded $60,000 in scholarships to 60 students going back to school this semester to pursue undergraduate degrees. In addition, the company is giving each scholarship recipient a new Google Chromebook.

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7 Helpful Back-to-School Tips for Parents

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Like the changing of the seasons, back-to-school returns with inevitable regularity every year. Although parents often welcome the return to schedules and routine, there’s no doubt the move from summer to school can be tricky. Here are seven tips to make the transition as smooth as possible for both you and your kids.

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5 Essentials for an Inspiring Kids’ Homework Station

The return to school routine also brings perennial challenges: packing lunches, streamlining morning regimens, and — perhaps the most difficult — inspiring kids to do homework. One solution is to create a homework station just for them.

A designated space helps kids focus, and having everything they need on hand keeps them there. A homework station doesn’t have to be elaborate. A kitchen corner, living room nook, guestroom, or even a bedroom closet will work when you include these five essential elements.

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5 Easy Recipes for Healthy After-School Snacks

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The kids are hungry, and you’re pressed for time. A bag of chips or a candy bar is convenient, but you want a better option for their growing bodies and minds. What’s a busy parent to do?

With a little bit of planning — and not a lot of money — you can whip up a week’s worth of quick and healthy kids’ snacks over the weekend. Older kids can take on some of these easy recipes for themselves and their siblings after school.

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Easy No-Bake Homemade Granola Bars


Parents and children alike love granola bars because they’re as nourishing as they are delicious. But did you also know they’re easy to make?

There is no baking required in this recipe, and it’s so simple that the kids can help, too. Try raisins or dried banana chips for the chocolate chips. If your child has a peanut allergy, almond butter is a fine substitute — and it will taste just as good.

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This DIY Back-to-School Teacher Gift Rules

DIY ruler planter teacher gift

The end of summer is near, which means it’s time to pick up those school supplies and get the kids ready for the classroom. But supplies shouldn’t be the only things they take with them on that first day. How about a gift for the teacher who’s going to spend the next year helping them grow?

We have just the DIY project for a back-to-school teacher gift: a ruler planter.

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Rent-A-Center Awards $60,000 in Scholarships to 60 U.S. Students

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Rent-A-Center has awarded $60,000 in scholarships to 60 high school and undergraduate students across the country, as part of the Make-A-Difference Scholarship Program. Twenty recipients were coworker dependents, while the remaining 40 were either customers of Rent-A-Center or their children.

Scholarships were awarded based on a number of factors, including academic and non-academic accomplishments, community activities, work experience, and educational and career goals. There were 250 applications.

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