Lawrence, KS – Starting in August 2018, Communities In Schools of Mid-America began offering an enhanced mentoring program at several of its middle schools. This program, called the Developmental Relationships Project (DRP), will pilot the Search Institute’s Developmental Framework. This framework identifies five elements, expressed in 20 specific actions, which make relationships powerful in young people’s lives. By connecting CIS case-managed students with mentors on a frequent and regular basis, the organization plans to reduce the delinquency occurrences and enhance the quality of life for some of its most under-served and under-resourced students.
Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them to succeed in life. CIS of Mid-America provides support services to students through the five state network including Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Nebraska.
We are really looking forward to expanding our current supports to meet the specific needs of students within our middle schools. Utilizing the Search Institute’s Developmental Framework provides us with a proven method to provide the utmost positive impact on our middle school student’s lives.Anna Douglas-Rose, Senior Director of Field Operations for CIS of Mid-America
Middle schools now offering this program include Pittsburg Middle School in Pittsburg, KS; Northeast Middle School, Frontier Middle School, and Central Middle School in Kansas City, MO; Lakewood Middle School in Salina, KS; El Dorado Middle School in El Dorado, KS; Daniel Webster Middle School and Will Rogers Middle School in Tulsa, OK; Ottawa Middle School in Ottawa, KS; and Central Middle School in Waterloo, IA.