Communities In Schools of Mid-America Asks: Are You All In For Kids?

Lawrence, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America wants to know: Are you all in for kids? To celebrate its 25th Anniversary of serving schools, CIS of Mid-America is kicking off a year-long virtual giving campaign, Challenge 25, today. Challenge 25 is an opportunity for community members to be #AllinforKids and spread awareness about CIS of Mid-America while raising dollars to empower students.

Challenge 25 is a peer-to-peer giving campaign that encourages participants to become the fundraiser. When a participant, or “Challenger,” accepts Challenge 25, the goal is to find 25 people to each donate $25 to Communities In Schools of Mid-America. Challengers will collect money using one of three ways: cash/check, credit card, or by using fundraising tools on Facebook.

“Our community is one of our most powerful assets,” said Jessica Peña, CIS of Mid-America Development & Events Manager and one of the challenge’s creators. “We already know that our community is all in for kids, so now we are asking them to spread the word. The idea is to spark conversations about our work and get people excited about helping students along their path to graduation.”

Challenge 25 is one of many ways CIS of Mid-America plans to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. Over the next 12 months and in recognition of its 25 years, the agency plans to host virtual events and raise funds to support its mission. To accept the challenge or learn more about the 25th Anniversary campaign, please visit or e-mail Jessica.Peñ


About Communities In Schools of Mid-America

CIS of Mid-America celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2020. What began as a statewide network in 1995, serving communities across Kansas, the agency now also serves communities in Iowa, Oklahoma, and Missouri. As an affiliate of the national non-profit Communities In Schools®, this regional approach allows CIS of Mid-America to streamline the services provided to struggling students and their families. The CIS of Mid-America network currently provides services in more than 60 schools to approximately 35,000 students each year by placing individuals directly inside the schools to work with students.