OnTrack Greenville – Our Middle School Initiative

Communities In Schools of Greenville is proud to be one of the five partners chosen for a new community initiative called “OnTrack Greenville” serving 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.”

Social Innovation Fund Sub-Grantees

BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) experiencebell.org Contact: Jerri Haigler, Executive Director of the Carolinas

Communities In Schools of Greenville County cisgreenville.org Contact: Susi Smith, Executive Director, ssmith@cisgreenville.org

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

Public Education Partners publicedpartnersgc.org Contact: Ansel Sanders, Associate Director


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