Communities In Schools fulfills its mission to help kids stay in school and prepare for life with theses projects. These projects encompass 10 sites and will serve more than 1,500 students in 2008-09.
This program is for students in grades K-8 during the school year and summer. The Character Counts program focuses on academic performance, grades, attendance and behavior improvement. This program is currently in six different schools and serves 1250 students.
Making A Difference Through Mentoring
This program is offered for middle and high school students once a week. This program provides mentoring for families and individual counseling with case management and tutoring for academic assistance. This program is in four different schools.
This program takes place for two weeks in the summer and is targeted to elementary students. This program implements positive alternative activities for students during the summer by including wellness and nutrition curriculum and positive role models through local law enforcement interaction.
Youth Center/Skate Park
This program is open to all students in all grade levels and takes place year round on a daily basis. This program assists students with homework and provides a positive environment for social interaction. This program is held at a local community skate park and serves more than 350 students each year.
Held in two school locations, this program is a positive life skill enhancement program that targets at-risk youth from ages 11-18 years old. The focus of this project is to help teens make more positive choices in their lives. The On Track Program was formed to lower the occurrence of teen pregnancy and repeat teen pregnancy. CIS partners with parents and schools to build up and strengthen the teens' self esteem and self worth to enable them to make positive choices and secure successful futures.
On Track Too
This health education abstinence only program is part of Okeechobee Middle and High School student's physical education class and is designed to help students make positive choices and strengthen self-esteem during the adolescent years and beyond. This is an opportunity for Okeechobee children to listen to guest speakers, and participate in activities geared towards important issues they face such as healthy self-esteem, self image, positive/negative role models, peer pressure, abstinence and healthy relationships. This program also explores such important topics as internet safety, drug/alcohol abuse, media influence and setting goals for a healthy and safe lifestyle.
1000 NW 34th Street :: Okeechobee, FL 34972
Phone: (863) 462-5125 Ext. 128 :: Fax (863) 462-5295