Winning T-Shirt Design Celebrates 25th Anniversary for Communities In Schools of Mid-America®

LAWRENCE, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America® announces it has selected a winning T-shirt design to support its 25th Anniversary campaign that will be available online until September 16th. Students in elementary through high school submitted t-shirt designs that describe their experience with CIS in their school.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to include our students in the final events leading up to the end of our 25th Anniversary year,” said Jessica Peña, Development and Events Manager for CIS of Mid-America™. “It is amazing to see the talent of our students and the meaning that CIS has to them.”

CIS of Mid-America™ staff conducted an internal vote of all of the submissions to narrow the options down to the “Top 10” designs, which were then posted on the organization’s Facebook page for public voting last spring.  The top three designs were all created by students in Pittsburg, KS.  The winning design came from a 5th grader at Westside Elementary School and shows students around the globe holding hands.

Community members can celebrate the talents and creativity of these students by purchasing a t-shirt online at sizes are available for $25 and youth sizes for $15.

Proceeds from this fundraiser support Communities In Schools of Mid-America®, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.  CIS of Mid-America™ focuses its work in schools and beyond, providing students with transformative relationships and connecting families to community resources – such as food, clothing, school supplies, and medical care.


About Communities In Schools of Mid-America®

Communities In Schools of Mid-America® is part of the nation’s largest organization dedicated to empowering students to break down barriers and unlock their potential. Working with more than 60 schools across Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Oklahoma, we connect young people to caring adults and community resources designed to foster success. We do whatever it takes to ensure all kids – regardless of the challenges they may face – have what they need to realize their potential.