Helping kids build better lives through mentoring/tutoring, after-school programming, individualized intervention, basic resources and family assistance.
Different kids have different needs. Some need academic help; some need a stable home and food on the table, or someone who will listen and help guide the way. Others just need a pair of eyeglasses. Helping kids move beyond their circumstances requires an individualized approach, not one-size-fits-all. We treat young people as individuals and coordinate support around their specific needs.
Coordinated, individualized approach; it’s what makes us effective.
Our approach to communities is the same – different communities have different needs and priorities. That’s why our services vary. Throughout Wilson County our services are a mix of the following:
Non-academic assistance: Connecting young people with a host of services —basic resources, healthcare, housing, nutrition — resulting in students more prepared to learn. These services are directed at students with specific needs and/or dropout factors.
School-wide services: These services are widely accessible to all students at a Communities In Schools partner school. They are short-term measures provided on an as-needed basis, such as school assemblies, clothing or school supply drives, career fairs, health screenings, grief counseling or field trips.
One-to-one mentoring: Instilling the confidence to succeed, the belief that education creates opportunity, and setting the expectation for success.
Tutoring and academic support: Increasing academic performance and building confidence.
Family assistance & parent engagement: Ensuring children have a supportive home life, and that parents have access to the services they need.
Out-of-school enrichment & service learning: Strengthening the resiliency of children to succeed by expanding their understanding of what the world has to offer.
If you are interested in volunteering for one of our services listed above please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.