Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through school-based coordination, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical community resources, tailored to local needs.
In many Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska schools we address two kinds of need:
School-wide programs target needs ranging from financial literacy to service learning and out-of-school enrichment for older students, to school supplies drives and coat distributions for younger kids.
Individualized support is offered on a case-by-case basis. Through mentoring, tutoring, and family support we get to know the kids we help, and track the change that results.
Students receiving individualized support during the 2013-2014 school year achieved tremendous results:
99% stayed in school
90% were promoted
81% improved behavior
81% improved attendance
76% improved academics
84% seniors graduated