Communities In Schools of Lexington/Davidson County
Placing Youth on the Path to Success
At Communities In Schools of Lexington/Davidson County, we are strong believers in the ability of our youth to succeed. Our programming and activities are designed to help our youth reach their goals and fulfill their highest potential. We are proud of all our children, and love watching them grow into bright-minded and confident individuals. See how we’re involved in making a difference in our children’s lives.
We are a United Way Agency
Donating to Communities In Schools means donating to a local affiliate of the only organization in the country that has been proven both to drastically decrease the dropout rate and to increase on-time graduation rates.
Whether it’s sending a hungry fifth grader home with a backpack full of kid-friendly food over the weekend or providing school-appropriate clothing for a ninth-grader whose single mother was forced into a domestic violence shelter, every dollar you spend has a direct impact on the future stability of our community.
Please consider making a quick and easy online donation by clicking the green donate button above. We appreciate your support.
Paving the Way to a Brighter Future
Children have so much to offer to the world - we believe in the power that they hold, and know that they will mold future generations to come. At Communities In Schools of Lexington/Davidson County, we are here to give them the support they need in order to shape them into leaders of the future. We offer a range of programs that support and help nurture our youth.
One on One Support
We provide one-on-one support for students at risk for dropping out of school. Our student support specialists offer case management to 10% of the student population and make sure that each of these students have everything that they need to flourish in school and life.
Our mentor program provides support for students in 24 schools across the Davidson County and Lexington City School Districts. We match volunteers with students who need a steady presence in their lives.
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When many of the students in our community come to school, they do not have the supplies needed to complete their school assignments. We seek to provide for the needs of students such as by supplying clothing, food and school supplies. We try to address situations that keep students from being able to flourish.
Hunger is a real problem for many of the students in our community. When children do not receive the proper nutrition, they will be more likely to struggle academically and socially, setting them up to be behind as they journey through school.
Currently, Backpack meals are provided to over 50 children per school that participate in the Backpack program in the Lexington City and Davidson County schools. As part of the program, students at each school take home a backpack full of kid-friendly food every weekend of the school year. Students are chosen to participate in the program by their teachers and administrators. They must be on free/reduced lunch and they must have permission from their parents to participate. On average, it cost $200 to feed one child for an entire school year.
YOU can help sustain existing programs and open new ones by making an online DONATION. Or send a check to PO Box 177, Lexington, NC 27293 and specify “Backpack Program” on the memo line.
Currently, CIS Operates in 24 schools:
Brier Creek Elementary
Charles England Elementary
Davidson Co. High Teen Parent Program
Fair Grove Elementary
Lexington Senior High
North Davidson Middle
Silver Valley Elementary
South Davidson Senior High
South Davidson Middle
South Lexington Elementary
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Ryan Short, Chair -Ryan Short Entertainment
Sherri Hill, Co-Chair - Family Services of Davidson County
Karel Van Der Linden, Vice-Chair -Director of Fly High, Inc.
Craig Adcock, Treasurer -Turlington and Company, LLP
Dr. Rhonda Coats, Secretary -Davidson County Community College
Emy Garrett -Lexington City Schools
Dr. Emily Lipe -Davidson County Schools
Board of Directors
Mary Ann Brown -Retired Parks and Recreation Program Director
Kevin Firquin, Retired Educator
Ryan Harman -Mountcastle Insurance
Samantha Jacobs - Turlington and Company, LLP
Keri Johnston -Davidson County Schools
Kenyon Rush -Edward Jones Investments
Ted Smith -Smith Millworks
Cindy Zimmerman -Country Roads RV Center
Vera McRae Executive Director
Mrs. McRae oversees the operations of Communities In Schools of Lexington/Davidson County. If you have any questions, please reach out to her.
Student Support Specialist
Mrs. Bostick takes care of our students at Lexington High School.
Student Support Specialist
Mrs. Adcock takes care of our students at Lexington Middle School.
Student Support Specialist
Mrs. Smith takes care of our students at South Davidson Middle, and and Central Davidson Middle
Executive Committee/ Board of Directors
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GET READY FOR BIG TOY DAY AUGUST 24, 2019
Please come out and join us for our 9th Annual Big Toy Day on August 24, 2019 at the Davidson County Airport! There will be music, food, big vechicles and free flights* for ages 8-17.
*Parents preregister for flights at: https://youngeaglesday.org?652
6 E 4th St B, Lexington, NC 27292, USA