“Sonise is like a mom to these students. She’ll nag them about their homework, but everyone in the halls is always running up to give her hugs,” said Elizabeth Mejia, executive director of Communities In Schools of Miami.
Sonise Carri has been a site coordinator since 2005, and working with high school students since 2007. She carries an air of authority, but her sincerity and honest manner make her a person that young men and women feel comfortable talking to about their problems. She lets every student know she cares about his or her journey to success.
Although Carri is not shy about initiating relationships with students, she doesn’t need to seek out students who need support; all of the students at Miami Northwestern Senior High know she is there whenever they need her. View full article »