JANUARY IS NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH!
Make Mentoring your New Year’s Resolution!
Young Adults Who Were At-Risk for Falling Off Track But Had a Mentor Are:
55% more likely to enroll in college
78% more likely to volunteer regularly
90% are interested in becoming a mentor
130% more likely to hold leadership positions.
Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will grow up without this critical asset.
CIS of Rome-Floyd County, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation was established in 1993 as a collaborative community initiative and was chartered in 2002. We serve students in both Floyd County Schools and Rome City Schools.
CIS of Rome-Floyd is a partnership between the school systems, business and industry, social service agencies, civic groups, post-secondary institutions, parents, and mentors/volunteers.
CIS Focus Areas: To support youth by improving graduation rates, increasing academic achievement, decreasing truancy, and facilitating college and career readiness.
CIS Key Initiatives: Mentoring, volunteerism, parent involvement, college/career preparation, literacy, and the Performance Learning Center.
THE CIS FIVE BASICS
Communities In Schools believes that every student needs and deserves these five basics:
1. A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
2. A safe place to learn and grow
3. A healthy start and a healthy future
4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation
5. A chance to give back to peers and community