How You Can Help

 

Action for Success Program

Action for Success is an evidence-based educational success program in Brunswick County middle schools that works by building relationships that remove the barriers to learning and improve ways our community responds to needs of at-risk students and their families.

Here are a few ways you can help:

  • Mentor a student
  • Tutor a student
  • Donate needed school supplies
  • Read to or listen to a reader
  • Furnish clothing for children in need
  • Join a child for school lunch (Lunch Buddy program)
  • Participate in Career Day
  • Participate in school fund raisers
  • Remember birthdays
  • Send cards to teachers
  • Commit to pray for the school, the staff, the children and their families
  • Donate financially to support the program

If you’re interested in volunteering for the Action for Success Program, call (910) 253-5327 ext. 1434 or contact us online today.

21st Century Community Learning Centers

The purpose of our 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21 CCLC) is to enrich the lives of Brunswick County elementary and middle school students academically, socially, culturally, emotionally and physically. 21CCLCs, in partnership with Brunswick County Schools, are an after-school program designed to help students meet local and state academics standards in reading and math by offering a variety of enrichment activities that complement the daytime academic programs.

An array of project-based learning activities in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related fields are designed to increase the participants learning and innovation skills such as creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving.

There are lots of ways you can help:

  • Donate school & craft supplies and program supplies
  • Donate board games, educational games and educational books
  • Recruit community partners to work with the programs
  • Volunteer to assist in the afterschool 21 CCLC program
  • Volunteer to provide administrative assistance
  • Donate financially to support the program

If 21st Century Community Learning Centers sound interesting to you, call Joann Shanley at (910) 253-5327 Ext. 1542 or contact us to find out how you can get started right away.

Peer Court

Youth and adult volunteers are the very foundation upon which Peer Court operates. As a volunteer, you provide the needed community support to help address the problem of at-risk and delinquent youth in a positive and constructive way.

Here are some ideas for helping out:

  • Volunteer to help manage and teach law profession etiquette and knowledge to students
  • Recruit a restaurant to donate pizza once a month for student and adult volunteers
  • Help with fundraising and grant writing
  • Donate financially to support the program

If you’d like to help support Peer Court Programs, we’d love to hear from you!
Call the middle school you wish to help with Peer Court, the main CIS office at (910) 832-3494, or contact us today to get started.

Peer Court Middle School Contacts
Whitney Franklin – Cedar Grove Middle School (910) 253-5327 Ext. 2859
Ruth Thompson – Leland Middle School (910) 253-5327 Ext. 1721
Michele Rau – Shallotte Middle School (910) 253-5327 Ext. 1531
Calie Hodgson – South Brunswick Middle School (910) 253-5327 Ext. 1623
Amber Malave – Waccamaw School (910) 253-5327 Ext. 2531

Teen Court

Youth and adult volunteers are the very foundation upon which Teen Court operates on a daily basis. As a volunteer, you provide the needed community support to help address the problem of at-risk and delinquent youth in a positive and constructive way.

Here are some ideas for helping out:

  • Volunteer to help manage and teach law profession etiquette and knowledge to students
  • Recruit a restaurant to donate pizza once a month for student and adult volunteers
  • Help with fundraising and grant writing
  • Assist with peer leadership groups
  • Donate financially to support the program

If you’d like to help support the Teen Court Program, we’d love to hear from you! Call (910) 253-4087 or email teen.court@brunswickcountync.gov to get started.

CIS Thrift Shops

Did you know that Communities In Schools of Brunswick County has four CIS Thrift Shops located in Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Southport, and Sunset Beach.

We could use your volunteer help with:

  • Receiving and sorting donations
  • Greeting customers
  • Customer Service
  • Retail Sales
  • Making donations of clothing, housewares, furniture, etc.
  • Local pick up of donation items for shops

Call (910) 832-2916 or contact us for details.

Administrative Office

Interested in volunteering your administrative talents or special office skills? Let’s talk!

Some of the things we need help with:

  • Volunteer to help with administrative duties at the CIS Admin Office at Duke Energy Progress Media Center, Southport.
  • Volunteers to serve on various committees related to programs and operational development
  • Volunteer with experience in developing newsletters and news articles
  • Volunteer with social media experience
  • Donate office furniture & supplies, etc.

Call (910) 832-3494 or contact us online to find out how your skills and experience can help our kids today.

Fundraising

Did you know that the majority of our financial resources originate right here in our community? And that means we’re always in need of fundraising help.

Some of the ways you can help:

  • Donate a car, truck, boat, trailer or other vehicles to help support our programs
  • Volunteer to serve on various committees related to fundraising
  • Provide services to enhance fundraising events (i.e. graphics artist, marketing skills)
  • Volunteer to assist with large mailings (i.e. stuffing envelopes, invitations for events)

Call (910) 832-3494 or contact us online for details on how you can participate in our fundraising efforts.

 

Volunteer Paperwork

All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and background check form to volunteer with Communities In Schools of Brunswick County. Please download, print, fill out completely, and return the application and background check to your designated program or administrative office of CIS for processing. Thank you for your willingness to help our students!

CIS Volunteer Application

CIS Background Check Form