Below are a few ways you can support our mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Because CIS believes in the power of relationships, we provide on-campus integrated student supports that empower students to succeed in school and achieve in life.
"Alone, we can do so little; Together we can do so much" -Helen Keller
Become a Mentor
Give an opportunity for a Communities In Schools student to see beyond their everyday world and think big. CIS of Galveston County seeks individuals with a desire to make a difference in the life of a child by serving as a mentor. By giving your time, you can give the invaluable gift of your friendship and support.
Volunteers are essential to the success of Communities In Schools programs. It is critically important for CIS students to know that their community is invested in their growth; for some it is the difference between success and failure. Volunteers can contribute to support our program by mentoring, tutoring, serving on boards/committees, assisting at special events and participating in a variety of other opportunities.
You can participate in changing the lives of young people by making an in-kind donation (books, supplies, furniture, meeting room, etc.) to our program. Your in-kind donation is a gift that will help us provide necessities to the young people in our community. Contact CIS of Galveston County for more information.
Invest in Communities In Schools today. Your investment will help a student improve their school performance in the areas of Attendance, Academics, or Behavior. Its people like you who make it possible for us to empower students to stay in school and achieve in life.
CIS Mentoring Program
Many local students, through no fault of their own, are facing barriers to their education. Our school-based site coordinators identify at risk students who are in need of assistance. Having a caring responsible adult working on their behalf allows students to thrive in school and achieve academic success.
Children who participate in mentoring are more likely to:
"Programs don't change people.. relationships do."