Communities in Schools

This grant will enable Communities in Schools of Rome-Floyd, in conjunction with the school system, to increase the number of male mentors that serve in the CIS School Mentor/Volunteer Program. The funds will be used to recruit, train, and fingerprint background check 25 males to serve as Mentors in the School Mentor/Volunteer Program. This is a specific need because male Mentors are the smallest subset of individuals that participate in the program. As such, publicizing the need and more importantly, removing the barrier of the cost of the background check will increase the likelihood of attracting more males.



“These funds from the Community Foundation will help us to address a major shortage area in terms of Male mentors. This group has traditionally been underrepresented when it comes to mentoring. It is my belief that once we get the momentum going, we can turn this tide in a meaningful way.”      
Gregory Wooten
CIS Executive Director