Communities In Schools use a model of integrated student supports is not about doing the work for students. It’s about making sure all students have access to the community resources and tools they need to unlock their potential and thrive.
PROJECT: MENTOR: Student assistance on academic, social, and physical levels. These programs include:
TRANSITIONS: Various programs designed to keep middle and high school students involved in school. These programs include:
ADVENTURES BEYOND CLASSROOMS (ABC): How would you feel if you were the only one left behind to stay at school, during a field trip, if your family could not afford to pay for you to attend? Adventures Beyond Classrooms (ABC), a committee of Communities In Schools of Randolph County, was started by the Leadership Randolph Class of 2009 to help in this situation. The goal of ABC is to be a funding source of last resort for students who are unable to attend school field trips for financial reasons. School officials apply for use of the funds and submit the request to the ABC Committee for review.
FILL-A-Need: Students are more likely to succeed in school if they begin the year with adequate supplies. At the beginning of each school year, CISRC, with the help of individuals, churches, and businesses in our community, provides school supplies to a growing number of students in our area. Monetary donations are also accepted and can be sent to the CISRC office at 1003 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27203
BACKPACK PALS: Hungry children cannot learn. For some students, the breakfast and lunch they receive at school are the only meals they eat. BACKPACK PALS helps alleviate childhood hunger by sending a bag packed with nutritious, non-perishable, child-friendly food home from school with the child on Friday afternoon.
Donations from the community are ALWAYS welcome. Items should be individually packaged, child-sized portions.
Highest priority items are:
Other essential items include:
Community volunteers shop, pack and deliver bags to a designated location at each school before Friday. The generic bags keep the food secure while protecting the child’s identity and dignity.
PERFORMING ARTS: In the Archdale-Trinity area, CISRC supplements the on-going school music program and sponsors a guitar class for 5th graders. These young performers showcase their talents in various events throughout the year, including an annual comunity concert. A Latin percussion program at Gray’s Chapel Elementary keeps these students moving to the beat and Randleman Elementary students strum along in a ukulele program.
ADOPT A SCHOOL: Although not strictly a program area, Adopt A School pairs churches with schools to enhance the education of children and provide support for school staff. Church members serve as CISRC volunteers in many capacities, some for a few hours and some on-going throughout the school year. Partnerships are available in all Randolph County attendance areas and in the Asheboro City Schools. For more information, contact CISRC at 336-625-0008.
For information on making a donation to Communities In Schools of Randolph County or any of the above programs, please contact Paula Owens, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-625-0008.