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Surrounding students with a community of support

empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
In the U.S., approximately 1 in 6 children under the age of 18 live in poverty, shouldering more than they should have to. Communities In Schools of Mid-America works directly inside schools, building relationships that equip students to succeed inside and outside the classroom.

Topeka High School Students Spend the Day as 26-Year Olds

Topeka, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America, in partnership with the United Way of Greater Topeka and Topeka Public Schools, is hosting FutureNow: Finance at Topeka High School on Wednesday, November 2, and Thursday, November 3, 2022. FutureNow: Finance is a financial literacy simulation that gives students a hands-on opportunity to pay bills and […]

Mentorship Matters

Suze Orman, a bestselling author and TV personality who writes about personal finance, says this about mentorship: She writes, “the key to being a good mentor is to help people become more of who they already are.” In other words, the vision of mentorship programs isn’t one of molding young people to make the same […]


“I’ve changed from last year. I feel more in control now.”

“Sam started this school year a little rough and was constantly in the focus room for poor behavior choices.”

“We don’t have to be blood to be brothers.”

“Teachers had become frustrated, sharing that they struggled to teach the kids because they couldn’t see the board.”

“I am so thankful for everything you did! Thank you for being there and going above and beyond us!”