Saturday, May 26, 2012

Recognizing students in need

Sometimes, all someone ever needs is a helping hand.

The Myers Park Intentional Student Leadership group is beginning to understand the needs of students in their school. And they are on a mission to help their struggling peers by raising money to establish a Communities In Schools program at Myers Park High.

Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg is a part of the nation's leading dropout prevention organization. The mission behind CIS is to surround students with community support and help them achieve success in school.

Currently, Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg serves more than 6,500 students annually in 44 high-poverty Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools who are most at-risk for dropping out.

So far, the students have raised $20,000 to go toward establishing CIS at Myers Park High. However, the students must raise $70,000 before the program is implemented, they said.

Want to help? Check out their video:

For more information: Email Communities In Schools' Romy Graham, at