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CIS Action for Success changing student lives

Christopher, and other students like him, struggle every day just to keep up with daily classwork and homework. It can be hard for a student who struggles to remain positive. He was dealing with issues at home, often tired, and reserved. At the beginning of the school year, Christopher became even more frustrated, as he struggled to keep up in reading. In an effort to help him, Christopher’s teacher referred him to the CIS Action for Success program at Waccamaw. He was then paired with a CIS Success Coach and started after school small group tutoring immediately.

Over the course of a few weeks, he became more confident and began forming positive relationships with other students in the tutoring group. Christopher also began to open up and talk with Mr. Reardon, an afterschool CIS volunteer tutor. Christopher started participating in the Friends of Rachel anti-bullying program once a week and continued to meet with Mr. Reardon one to two times each week. Although he still struggles from time to time, Christopher has formed positive relationships with students and volunteers, gained confidence, and continues to work hard towards his goals.

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