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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 NOVA works to keep students in school so that they can learn, grow and prepare for college, career and life.
In order to accomplish this, Communities In Schools of NOVA believes every child needs and deserves these "Five Basics":
A one-on-one caring relationship with an adult
Many children do not have strong relationships with caring adults. We recruit and train volunteers to be mentors and tutors to young people in need and at risk. These volunteers become someone the children can trust, depend on and look up to.
A safe place to learn and grow
Our programs give kids an alternative to risky environments and activities. They also help students catch-up with their classmates and maintain confidence and skills.
A healthy start and a healthy future
Students can’t learn if they have a throbbing toothache, can’t see the blackboard or are hungry. Our site coordinators connect young people with a host of services, which might include health and dental care, eyeglasses and even weekly groceries if needed.
A marketable skill to use upon graduation
Our high school programs focus on helping at-risk students master basic analytical and social skills while developing attitudes and ethics necessary for success in the workplace.
A chance to give back to peers and community
Little makes a young person feel more valued by their communities than when given the chance to give back. Through community service, young people not only obtain valuable leadership skills, but also understand the give/get interconnection between themselves and the greater community.