Helping kids build better lives
Communities In Schools offers an individualized approach to help children overcome roadblocks – opening doors that would otherwise be unachievable or unimaginable.
~Phyllis Campbell, CEO (former) Seattle Foundation
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 Southwest Virginia our services are a mix of the following:
- Non-academic assistance: Connecting young people with a host of services — healthcare, housing, nutrition — resulting in students more prepared to learn.
- 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.
Demonstration of Need
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Age 18 in Poverty
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