The Issue: Barriers to Learning for Low-Income Students
When students cannot afford necessary school supplies and other items recommended by school staff, it can be difficult for them to succeed at school and focus on learning. Communities In Schools of Federal Way seeks to prevent the negative outcomes of high-school dropout by providing students with the supplies they need to succeed.
The Campaign: Providing Backpacks Full of School Supplies
If this Grassroots campaign raises $500, then Communities In Schools of Federal Way can provide a backpack full of school supplies for 10 local students. The backpack's supplies will vary based on the needs of each individual child or teachers' requests, but a typical middle-school student's backpack will include three binders, pens, basic and colored pencils, erasers, five spiral notebooks, four highlighters, markers, glue, scissors, a pencil sharpener, graph paper, a pocket dictionary and thesaurus, and tissues. Each additional $50 raised will be used to supply another child with a backpack full of school supplies.
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Communities In Schools of Federal Way
As part of its mission to empower students to stay in school and achieve in life, Communities In Schools works with schools, social-service providers, and businesses in more than 200 communities across 27 states, including Federal Way, Washington. Its volunteers and outreach coordinators work to equip each young person they serve with the specific tools they require to learn, grow, and succeed, whether they need a pair of eyeglasses or afterschool tutoring. Programs such as Communities In Schools' mentoring program have experienced proven success and resulted in higher graduation rates, according to recent third-party findings.