Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Communities In Schools believes that programs don’t change kids, relationships do. Our philosophy is embedded in the CIS five basics for kids©, which focus on building a supportive environment for children and youth to help them thrive and be successful. The CIS five basics listed below were adopted by America’s Promise when it started in 1997.
Our goals are to ensure that every child has:
What We Do
We have several programs that help ensure student and family success.
We offer the following programs:
Work Ready Testing and Tutoring
Sight for students
Mobile Dental Program for Students
School Supplies for Hart County Students
Annual Book Giveaway for Elementary Schools
Mentors Are Awesome
One of our mentors has worked with a relatively quiet 8th grade student for several months. They've established a good rapport. The students interest varied and at times they would play dominos with a focus on math and strategy.
One day the student mentioned a project for his Social Studies class. The project had a deadline of about one week out.
So into action the mentor went, soliciting the help from two other mentors to help the student with research and the layout of the work.
One mentor spent a couple hours one day encouraging the student as he searched for the answers, another mentor worked with him on the draft and another helped prepare the cut-outs, numbers, etc.
Once all the pieces were together, the student had to write or draw locations on a large poster board, with a legend to correspond with all 42 events and their locations. The mentors saw the students excitement grow as he put it all together.
One last thing to do was to have the student present the information to the mentors as practice to see if he knew the material. All the mentors agreed that he had done an awesome job of putting it all together and standing in front of an audience with great pride as we asked questions and saw his confidence soar as he answered the questions and was able to show the information on the map.
Our mentors genuinely care about the well-being and success of students.
After turning the assignment in, his teacher informed us that he had made
on the assignment.
Not only was the student happy,
the mentors were just as pleased.
Mentors experience a feeling of pride and are happy to be a part of a students success!