Communities In Schools of Greenville is proud to be one of four current Implementation Partners on a community initiative project called “OnTrack Greenville” that serves students and families in schools located the White Horse Road area.
Ten student support specialists are implementing evidenced-based solutions designed to reduce risky behaviors, ease the transition into and out of middle school, keep students engaged, decrease absenteeism and suspensions, increase parental involvement, engage the community in student success, and make sure students are academically prepared to enter high school.
As referenced about the project on the United Way website, “Middle school is a time for students to explore their strengths and start to think about their future. It is a time for incredible changes, growth and learning. But, it is also a time when too many students start to disengage with school and take the first steps on the path towards dropping out of high school, putting their futures at risk. This vulnerable time for students is coupled with a lack of support in the middle school years from outside organizations. There are more community supports for young children and high school students.
Fueled by a federal Social Innovation Fund grant, United Way of Greenville County, the Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy, the Riley Institute at Furman University and nonprofit partners have teamed up with Greenville County Schools to transform our community’s ability to help middle school students stay on track, graduate and build a successful, thriving future.”
2018-2019 Implementation Partners
BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) experiencebell.org
Contact: Drew Adams, Partner Impact Director
Communities In Schools of Greenville County cisgreenville.org
Contact: Susi Smith, President/CEO
Greenville Health System ghschildrens.org/school-health.php
Contact: Megan Shropshire, School Health Manager,
Greenville County Schools greenville.k12.sc.us
Contact: Dr. Jason McCreary, Director of Accountability