Children First / Communities in Schools


As a member of the United for Youth Network, we commit to:

  • Continue carrying out the mission of Children First/Communities In Schools to empower children and their families to meet their full potential through advocacy, education, and services, and as the local Communities In Schools affiliate to surround students with a community of supports, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
  • Continue implementation of the national Communities In Schools evidence-based model within school and community sites where Student Support Specialists are assigned.
  • Focus on sustainability of existing sites and exploration of future expansion to directly serve more students and families.
  • Continue advocacy efforts for family-friendly policies independently and collaboratively.
  • Continue representation, involvement, and leadership in this collective effort.
  • Share learning opportunities and encourage participation of Children First/Communities In Schools staff.