Featured Charity Night:
Friday, Sept. 30
Feminine hygiene products
Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Davidson, Hardeman, Lake, Lauderdale, McNairy, Bledsoe, Clay, Fentress, Grundy, Jackson, Van Buren, Cocke, Hancock, Morgan, Scott
CIS is helping kids stay in school by applying a multi-tiered system of support, led by our school-based Site Coordinators, designed to mitigate the root problem(s) that preclude students from learning and help close the achievement gap. This includes school-wide initiatives, small groups, and the case management of individual students. Our evidenced-based model connects students to caring adults and community resources to transform how they see and experience the world around them. Whether a student is struggling to cope with an emotional stressor at home, dealing with complex trauma or they simply don't have the basic needs necessary to attend school. CIS provides students with supports that alleviates emotional and behavioral challenges, makes sure their basic needs are covered which in turn supports academic achievement.
In order to give all Tennessee students the best opportunity to learn and thrive, we focus on making sure that students' basic needs are met. CIS is collecting feminine hygiene products to eliminate barriers and keep our female students in school. No student should have to miss school because they are unable to afford the necessities they require.
Did you know?
- Half of the population menstruates but not everyone knows that 1 in 4 people struggle to purchase period supplies due to lack of income. This is called period poverty, and chances are we each know someone who has experienced this need - a neighbor, a co-worker, a friend.
- Before the pandemic, 4 in 5 teens reported either to have missed class time or knew a classmate who missed class time because they did not have access to period products.
- 1,454,399 women and girls between the ages of 12 to 44 live in Tennessee. Of those, 1 in 6 live below the Federal Poverty Line.
- One-third of low-income women reports missing work, school or similar commitments due to lack of access to period supplies.
How will funds be used?
The funds will be used to provide basic need supports for our school-based programs in 36 schools across the state of Tennessee.
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