SOUTHPORT, N.C. – Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) announces receipt of a $630 grant from the Brunswick County Community Foundation. The grant is provided through support from the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Endowment, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) which administers the funds. Funding will be used by the CIS Action for Success Program which provides case management and targeted intervention services to students in four Brunswick County middle schools, Waccamaw School, and Supply Elementary focused on keeping students in school and achieving academically, socially, and behaviorally.
Grant funding will be used to purchase one new license and renew an existing license for the Why Try resilience education curriculum that provides simple, hands-on solutions for dropout prevention, violence prevention, truancy reduction, and increased academic success. The research-based Why Try Program uses multisensory learning to teach social, emotional, and leadership principles to students of all learning types.
CIS is grateful to be the recipient of funding from the NCCF to support its work with at-risk students in Brunswick County Schools. CIS has received previous grant awards from the NCCF to support its Action for Success Program as well. For more information about CIS of Brunswick County, the Action for Success program, or other programs, please visit www.cisbrunswick.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.
About Communities In Schools of Brunswick County:
Communities In Schools of Brunswick County is an accredited affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, operating programs proven to keep students in school and on the path to graduation. Working closely with schools and partner organizations, Communities In Schools of Brunswick County uses evidence-based programs to serve students and their families. Based directly inside schools throughout the county, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical educational and community-based resources working hand-in-hand with schools, communities and families to identify their unique needs and surround students with a caring network of support. Learn more about Communities In Schools of Brunswick County at www.cisbrunswick.org.