Circumstances and barriers for students vary widely across communities. Our local approach allows us to identify the unique needs in our community and leverage resources to make a difference in the lives of our young people.

Across our community, the identified priority local needs and risk factors vary for each school, family, and individual student. To address these needs, our school-based site coordinators have implemented the following supports:


Our Services in Schools

School-based site coordinators empower students to stay in school through individualized access to needed resources, and ongoing encouragement and guidance to build confidence to reach their potential and achieve their dreams.

Communities In Schools of Kent recruits, trains and places mentors in schools in the Kent School District. In-depth training includes activity ideas, safety information for mentors and students, school district policy, an overview of learning styles and appropriate conversation topics for various age groups.
Students who previously struggled in school get a fresh start in a business-like environment focused on computer-based learning, service learning, job shadowing, internships, mentoring and dual enrollment with technical and four year colleges.
The site coordinators at Communities In Schools of Kent fill a pivotal role as the single point of contact working inside the school building to provide integrated student services.