The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Safe Schools Healthy Students

We received the Safe Schools/Health Students Initiative in partnership with Tattnall, Johnson and Telfair counties from 2008-2012. ┬áThis initiative supported and strengthened the relationship of the County Boards of Education in Bleckley, Johnson, Tattnall and Telfair Counties with local law enforcement, public mental health, and juvenile justice agencies, and other community partners, as they worked to enhance existing resources and integrate SS/HS project activities into a coordinated and comprehensive plan that reflect the local community collaboratives’ vision of creating safe school environments, promoting healthy childhood development, and preventing youth violence and alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use. ┬áMany of the program and services have been sustained in each of the counties.

Examples of programs which were sponsored by the SS/HS initiative are:

- Too Good for Drugs and Violence

- Second Step

- Olweus Bullying Prevention

- Ripple Effects