Did you know that CIS CC was featured twice in the Chatham News & Record’s January 12th edition? Check out the articles here! Both were written by reporter Casey Mann and republished with her permission.
News & Events
Communities In Schools of Chatham County is very appreciative of those who give a few hours each month to make a difference in the lives of Chatham County youth! We couldn’t do it without you! You really can make a difference in the life of a child! Paula Applegate Elizabeth Anton Mark Barroso Laura Benitez … Continue Reading
*Please note: Personal names in this story have been changed to protect identity. The chances of Wayne committing a juvenile offense were high that spring. The weather was warm and the teens were just “hanging out” killing time. It was a simple act, just something to do for fun. The fun was short lived and … Continue Reading
When Enrique and Amanda Rojas met with CIS of Chatham County’s Mentoring Program Manager Shirille Lee more than 2 years ago, they said mentoring would be a family commitment. The mentee would be participating in family gatherings, and interacting with their own children. So before they made the commitment, their children would have to also agree … Continue Reading
Please take 4 minutes of your day to watch the latest video from the Rollins Center at the Atlanta Speech School. The video, entitled “Every Opportunity“, is a powerful message to adults to rethink the way we speak with children. The video is going viral on the internet and across social media. It was the … Continue Reading
January is National Mentoring Month! Interested in becoming a lunch buddy or mentor? Communities In Schools of Chatham County will host a volunteer orientation/training on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 9:00am – 12:00pm at the CIS CC Office 208 North Chatham Ave., Siler City. Contact Shirille Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919)663-0116 to learn more or reserve your spot!
On Thursday, December 22, 25 CIS CC youth and 7 adult mentors traveled to the campus of UNC Chapel Hill and the Morehead Planetarium. The group of 32 watched the Galileo show at the Planetarium, ate a picnic style lunch together, and then toured the beautiful UNC Chapel Hill campus. Around campus CIS CC youth were able … Continue Reading
Fighting was her way of settling a score. She angered easily and would lash out if things weren’t going her way. This way of dealing with others first appeared in 6th grade and reappeared in 8th grade. Her eighth grade fight resulted in Margarete being referred to Teen Court. To complete that program she was … Continue Reading
“She was a sweet, smiling, tiny child whose hair came almost to the ground.” This was how former Chatham Middle School teacher, Alicia Shoup, described the 6th grader who waved to Alicia daily from the classroom next door. Curious to know more about the friendly student, Alicia sought information from school personnel, learning little … Continue Reading
Very insightful article. We need more mental health services in schools. Let’s make change! You might call it a silent epidemic. Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year. So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them … Continue Reading