Welcome to the official website of
The Backpack Program
The Backpack Program is a human and spiritual development program for young people. The program is based on a 26 lesson workbook called The Backpack.
The program was developed and authored by Kathryn Clarke BA, CLEI, and Margaret McGahon, M.Sc., MIAHIP. It has been piloted in high schools, parish youth groups and college summer programs.