The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Communities in Schools of Montgomery County is an affiliate of the national Communities in Schools network, the nations leading dropout prevention organization.
The 5 Basics
CISMC believes all students need and deserve these five basic resources in order to succeed in school and in life: 1. A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult 2. A safe place to learn and grow 3. A healthy start and a healthy future 4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation 5. A chance to give back to the community
What is CIS?
CIS brings hands in need together with hands that can help. CIS is a process that connects community resources with students and their families at schools and other community sites to ensure that youth stay in school, learn needed skills, and are prepared to enter the world of work or post secondary education upon graduation.
Why do we need CIS?
Too many young people are failing in our public schools today, and consequently, leave school without the skills needed to succeed in life. During the 2006-2007 school year, 20,000+ students dropped out of North Carolina's public schools. Schools alone cannot solve the complex and diverse problems faced by today's youth.
Does CIS work? Yes!
IFC International recently released their CIS National Evaluation that stated: "Among similar research-based dropout prevention organizations, Communities In Schools Model is one of a very few in the United States proven to keep students in school and is the only dropout prevention program in the nation proven to increase graduation rates."