Communities In Schools of Greenville is proud to be one of the 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, a student support coach, a director of training & technical assistance, and a data specialist are leading evidenced-based solutions designed to reduce risky behaviors, ease the transition into and out of middle and high 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, college, and the workforce at large.
The four middle schools served by OnTrack Greenville funding are: Berea Middle, Greenville Early College, Lakeview Middle, and Tanglewood Middle. Additionally, OnTrack serves Berea High School and Carolina High School & Academy.
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 [and high] school students stay on track, graduate and build a successful, thriving future.”