“Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story”
– John Shipp
Last evening, I was invited to the Clear Creek Independent School District’s Board of Trustees regular meeting. The main presentation for the night was the district’s At-Risk Assessment program. The facts were astounding! Clear Creek has at least 1100+ students classified as technically “homeless“. But homelessness, is not the only contributing fact to classify a student as “At-Risk”. CCISD uses state criteria to identify At-Risk students. Find the guidelines here.
Part of the program spotlight recognized those community members who volunteer their time directly face to face with At-Risk students. I was so honored to be one of the many community leaders invited to be recognized last night. For the past 4 years, I have been one of those many volunteers who work face to face with At-Risk students through the Leaders Make Readers program. Four years ago, I started with a 1st grade boy and had to option to stay with him in the program over these past years. He is now in 4th grade and it has been a privilege to work with him and also see so many other local citizens who volunteer their time. The Board of Trustees also recognized All State musicians, choir and wrestling students for this school year.
Many thanks to Jeanne de Vezin and her amazing staff who push every day to help all of the At-Risk students in the area.
If you are interested in helping out either personally or thru your business, please contact the staff directly at CCISD At-Risk Program Services.