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Marietta/Cobb Communities in Schools Needs Volunteers

The organization works to reduce the number of dropouts at seven school campuses around the county.

Thanks to Irene Barton of the East Cobb County Council of PTAs for sending along the following about volunteer opportunities with the Marietta/Cobb County Communities in Schools program, which aims to prevent school dropout rates. She's on the organization's program committee and they're seeking mentors and tutors above all to work with at-risk students:

Are you still searching for the “right” New Year’s resolution to make? How about making a commitment to something that you will actually look forward to keeping? That will not only provide a benefit to you, but more importantly, will provide a lasting benefit to a young person? 

Did you know that every 9 seconds, a student drops out of school and into an uncertain future? Many times, the student is making that decision without understanding the longer-term consequences of his or her choice.

Communities in Schools is the largest dropout prevention organization in the US and accomplishes its work through a network of nearly 200 local affiliates. Communities in Schools Marietta/Cobb County (CISMCC) works on site at 7 school campuses with identified students and also provides other 
programs and initiatives in the fulfillment of its mission. 

An integral part of CISMCC’s model of surrounding students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life is the recruitment of community members to be mentors and tutors to the students it serves.

These programs help children grow and develop and can also cultivate character and allow adults to serve as a friend, a trusted counselor, a tutor, or a coach. There is flexibility in terms of times and days; we will help you create a meaningful experience no matter what your schedule is. You could make a marked difference in the life of a young person by simply being a dependable, trusted presence. 

Want to learn more? Check our CISMCC’s Mentor Fact Sheet or Tutoring Fact Sheet and then contact us at 678-503-0901 or twright@cismcc.org. We look forward to helping you keep your New Year’s resolution!

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