The students are being celebrated in a national online yearbook that includes:
Those photos, videos, quotes, stories, advice and congratulatory messages have been digitally assembled into an online, shareable national yearbook which can be found at communitiesinschools.org/classofchange15
Communities In Schools President Dan Cardinali said the national yearbook will celebrate students from across the country who have reached a pivotal milestone in their lives.
"The improved academic performance of low-income students - who are now the majority in public schools - is the reason the country is now celebrating an unprecedented 81% high school graduation rate,” said Cardinali. “One-by-one, these remarkable kids are closing the achievement gap and helping us change the picture of education in our country. We believe this national yearbook is a fitting tribute to the 2015 and a demonstration of the scope and impact of the work that CIS does to serve disadvantaged students across our country."
Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to empowering at-risk students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside more than 2,300 schools across the country, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed. We do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face—have what they need to realize their potential.