Communities in Schools of Brunswick County has received some financial support for its ongoing efforts to help students succeed and graduate.
Agricultural company Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the non-profit organization. The money will allow Communities in Schools (CIS) to expand its Action for Success dropout prevention program at an additional site next school year, according to CIS Program Operations Officer Bonnie Jordan.
Action for Success is designed to keep students engaged in learning, improving academic proficiency, exhibiting positive self-esteem and relating in a positive manner with school, family and peers. Last school year, the program provided individualized case management and support services to 272 students at four Brunswick County middle schools.
The ADM Cares grant will further enhance tutoring, mentoring, attendance and behavioral monitoring and intervention, as well as other services.
ADM Cares is a social investment program that gives grants to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program focuses on three major areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee involvement through donations and volunteer activities.