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Communities In Schools has been invited to be a Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) Lead Agency for 2014 by Youth Service America (YSA). Through this partnership we want to engage the youth leaders of our community to make a difference through projects and service. One of our goals will be to raise community awareness about the role young people play in our community, as well as to recognize and celebrate the service that young people are doing year-round.
Ever wanted to make a difference in your community? This is the place for you! The CIS Youth Council will show the community how easily it is to be involved through service and volunteer opportunities. This council will oversee the activities, recognition/celebration/awareness of the Global Youth Service Day Activities which will take place from Friday, April 11- Sunday, April 13, 2014. You will get the opportunity to decide which projects will be meaningful and which projects will be funded by the CIS Youth Council. Mini-grants will be available for any youth organization/group to apply for (youth from 5-25 may participate in the events and be funded).
The CIS Youth Council will be responsible for showing effective planning skills, make necessary decisions and present their plan and findings to the community. All of the youth organizations will be thinking about what our community needs and how they can help alleviate these needs through teamwork, goal setting, and service to the community.
Communities In Schools of Lee County (CISLC) continued to see significant growth and achievements during the 2011- 2012 school year as well as the first part of the 2012-2013 school year. We continued our expansion of services according to the CIS National model of having a CIS Site Coordinator on location during the school day. We now are providing a CIS Site Coordinator at the following schools: J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School, J.R. Ingram Elementary School, San Lee Middle School, and Lee County High School. I am also very proud to announce that CISLC received our National Accreditation through the CIS National office in March 2012 after working towards that goal for over a year!
Take a look at some of our Quick Facts from 2011-2012 (July 1, 2011- June 30, 2012)