Navigating the Path to Graduation, Together

By Briana Kerensky, Communities In Schools National. The beginning of January is always a time of self-reflection. We look back at the past year to evaluate what we accomplished (or maybe didn’t accomplish) and create resolutions for the new year. We promise ourselves we will exercise more, read more books, and spend less time in […]

A High School Student’s Reflections on Mentoring: Lessons Shared

By Cori Uddenberg, Volunteer, Communities In Schools of Peninsula Pencil to paper, marker to dry erase board, finger to calculator. The medium changes constantly. Never the same in process but always the same in answer: math. I teach her how to add mixed numbers, divide decimals. She teaches me to love the life I have. […]

President Obama Proclaims January as National Mentoring Month – You Can Become a Communities In Schools Mentor

Excerpted from NMM news release | Posted: January 5, 2012 January 3, 2012: President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation designating January as National Mentoring Month, saying, “Every day, mentors help young Americans face the challenges of growing into adulthood. By setting a positive example and sharing their time, knowledge and experience, mentors play an essential […]