Summer Nutrition Access Collaboration for Kids (SNACK)
This summer, Communities In Schools of Nevada will offer free meals and snacks to students through its SNACK program. Partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southern Nevada Housing Authority and Three Square, CISN will be serving food at two sites across the Las Vegas Valley including the Archie Grant Center for Academic Excellence and the Marble Manor Community Center.
All children, ages 2-18, are welcome.
The two sites will also be providing tutoring and summer programming open to all students. For more information, call Communities In Schools of Nevada at 702-770-7611.
Marble Manor Community Center
912 Gerson Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89106
June 25 – Aug 10
Archie Grant Center for Academic Excellence
1720 Searles Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
June 11 – Aug 10
Communities In Schools partners with the Clark County School District to operate our Fellows Academy. Fellows Academy is an in-school, dropout prevention program that assists at-risk youth at targeted schools in successfully starting and completing high school.
Fellows Academy students learn behavioral strategies and life skills that are key to success. Fellows Academy teachers use tutoring and credit redemption programs to help students catch up academically. Career exploration and service-learning experiences help students to develop real-life skills and start planning for the future.
Fellows Academy students enrolled in the fully scaled program in 2010-11 made the following gains:
- 100% of students decreased the number of out-of-school suspension days.
- 85% of students decreased the number of days they spent in in-school suspension.
- 100% of students decreased the number of truancies received.
- 71% of students decreased their total number of tardies.
- 72% of students decreased their total number of absences.
- 92% of students increased their GPA.
Mental Health & Counseling
Some youth need a little more than mentoring to overcome their challenges. Students in Clark County receive counseling services right in their schools. Proctored UNLV counseling students provide services to ensure that at-risk children receive the extra support they need to be successful in school.
In 2010-11, 93% of Southern Nevada students who participated in ongoing counseling for 1 semester and 100% of students who participated for 2 semesters improved in at least one target area.
Pediatric Medical Services
Immunizations save lives. Yet many families cannot afford immunizations, flu shots or other preventive medicine, so they go without. Communities In Schools partners with organizations in Southern Nevada to ensure that children receive the immunizations they need to stay healthy.
In Southern Nevada, Communities In Schools also manages two health centers that provide pediatric medical services including sick child visits, well child visits, sports physicals, and dental services to children ages 0-18. A third site in scheduled to open in 2012. Southern Nevada also has a vision program that helps connect children with eye exams and glasses.
Resource Centers have been placed in several of our most at-risk schools to provide families with food, school supplies, and hygiene packs.
Partnerships with community organizations have enabled us to provide our schools with the supplies – including paper, pencils, and crayons – that children need to do their schoolwork at the start of each school year.