Communities in Schools of Rome and Floyd County’s plans for mentors and volunteers to interact with students in the classroom in the 2021-2022 school year are on hold for now, as many local schools are closed to visitors because of coronavirus concerns.
Gregory Wooten, Executive Director, says that he had high hopes for a return to normalcy during this school year.
Mentors and volunteers are currently being trained so that they will be ready to provide in-person support to students when the schools in Rome and Floyd County allow it, asserts Wooten.
Wooten anticipates that, like last year, his organization will offer mini-grants during the first part of this school year to allow counselors to obtain supplies and resources needed by their students.
Fundraising efforts have been challenging as CIS’ in-person events have also been paused for the time being. Wooten indicates that donations are welcome and can be made online at www.cisrome-floyd.org.
The mission of Communities in Schools of Rome-Floyd County is to provide support to empower students to succeed in school and in life.