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- Mentoring Works  


In North Carolina, 83 students drop out of school every school day.


The future for these students is bleak: chronic unemployment, reliance on government assistance, high possibility of incarceration and six times the chance of becoming a teen parent. Not only does dropping out affect the future of our children, but it affects the future of our state’s economy and ability to compete in a global workforce. Over the course of his or her lifetime, a single high school dropout costs the state approximately $275,000 in lost earnings, taxes and productivity.


The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.



Communities in Schools of Montgomery County is an affiliate of the national Communities in Schools network, the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization.


The 5 Basics      


CISMC believes all students need and deserve these five basic resources in order to succeed in school and in life:


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 the community


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