- Have a Heart for Kids: Friday, April 24th
- Each year, NC spends $135,000 per child for youth detention and about $8000 per child for education.
- CIS Executive Director Selena Bennett honored with Duke Citizenship and Service Award
- 66% of kids experience academic difficulties.
- 1 in 3 kids experience bullying.
- 61,423 kids are currently incarcerated.
- 75% of prisoners are high school dropouts.
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- Every day, 83 students drop out of school in North Carolina.
Learn How CIS is making a difference: Watch the 5 minute video.
A cornerstone concept of Communities in Schools is “relationships“. Watch Rita Pierson’s “Every child deserves a champion””
About Communities in Schools:
CIS is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support,empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, CIS provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students – many in jeopardy of dropping out – have the opportunity to focus on learning.
For over 30 years, Communities In Schools has worked to ensure that every child needs and deserves these “Five Basics”:
- A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
- A safe place to learn and grow
- A healthy start and a healthy future
- A marketable skill to use upon graduation
- A chance to give back to peers and community