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Going Beyond to Support Students this Spring

Going Beyond to Support Students this Spring

By Julia Flynn | April 27, 2021 Basic Needs College & Career Prep Enrichment Life Skills Mental Health

This Spring, Communities In Schools (CISTM) is going beyond to support students virtually and in schools. Although many schools around the country now have some in-person element, CIS recognizes that it will take more than reopening school buildings for students to unlock their potential. Affiliates across the country are going beyond the classroom by providing basic needs, self-care resources, and career exploration opportunities to empower students to succeed in life.


sample photoNursing Department Tour

A CIS of Mid-America site coordinator organized a tour of the new nursing department at a local community college for high school students. Students got to learn more about the nursing program, admissions process, and career options.





sample photoVisiting an Animal Shelter

At CIS of Central Texas, a program manager took students to volunteer at an animal shelter. In celebration of their hard work, they got to play with two basset hounds, the resident pig, and cows.





sample photoSelf-Care Kits

To teach kids about the importance of self-care, CIS of Richmond helped distribute self-care kits full of bath bombs, soap, lotion, bubbles, Playdoh, and a journal.





sample photoDrive-Thru Book Distribution

CIS of Brazoria and Southeast Harris County assisted with the Disney’s Magic of Storytelling Drive-Thru Book Distribution event. 






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Futuristic Group

A CIS of Dallas Region site coordinator runs a “futuristic group” where students focus on a different career choice each month. Last month, they opted to be clothing designers.





Care Package & Home Visit Initiatives
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Care packages containing an alarm clock, earbuds, a stress ball, a weekly planner, and more were delivered to CIS of Chesterfield middle schoolers as part of an initiative to increase engagement between the school and families.





Financial Literacy Workshop
sample photoForty-five middle schoolers learned about budgeting, using credit, how to read a check, and payroll deductions at a financial literacy workshop created by a CIS of Atlanta site coordinator. 






Spring Break Meal Vouchers
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CIS of Benton Franklin distributed 400 meal vouchers to students to ensure they had food during their Spring break.


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