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January is National Mentoring Month!

The consistent, enduring presence of a caring adult in a young person’s life can be the difference between staying in school or dropping out, making healthy decisions or engaging in risky behaviors, and realizing one’s potential or failing to achieve one’s dreams. - The Mentoring Effect, A report for MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

CIS of NWNC Volunteer of the Month

Susan Cogdill came to North Wilkesboro Elementary as a speaker for the Pow-Her lunch program; a program that provides 5th grade girls with the opportunity to listen to and speak with a successful woman from the community. Since then Susan has volunteered with Communities In Schools of NWNC, within North Wilkesboro Elementary, every Friday teaching a yoga class for students after school. Each time she visits North Wilkesboro Elementary School, she has a bright smile on her face and a “ready to get started” attitude. Over the times that she has been to the school, she always leaves a positive impact on each student. North Wilkesboro Elementary School and Communities In Schools of Northwest North Carolina look forward to working more with Mrs. Cogdill. It is an honor to award her with the CISNWNC Volunteer of the Month Award.

2018 Dates for CIS of NWNC:

2/14 11-12 pm: Health & Wellness Career Fair at EWHS
2/25 4:00 pm: New Century Scholars Senior/Donor Dinner 
3/15 6:00 pm: Lip Sync Battle
4/26-29: MerleFest 
5/4 all-day: Chicken Que @ Memorial Park
5/7 6:00 pm: DanCIS Recital @ the Stone Center
5/12 7:00 am: Headed to College 5k/10k
6/5 8:00 am: CIS Showcase Breakfast @ the Stone Center
9/7 all-day: Chicken Que @ Memorial Park
11/13 6:00 pm: Thank You Dinner
11/27 all-day: Giving Tuesday (Help us get a vehicle!)

Donate to CIS of NWNC Today!
Jeremy Parks, NWES Site Coordinator
Susan Cogdill, Volunteer of the Month
Craig Langston, Edward Jones Financial Advisor/Volunteer of the Month Sponsor
Volunteer of the Month, Susan Cogdill, teaching yoga to NWES students 
Love to Run? 
Want to get involved?
Now is your chance. 

CISNWNC is looking for volunteers to help with running programs this spring. Let Me Run is a program that involves lessons about life and social skills, while training for a 5k race. The program will begin mid-March and last until May 12th, which is the Headed to College 5k Race. Practices will be held two days, each week, that will last one and a half hours (3:30-5). Volunteers should be able to work well with children, like to exercise, and feel comfortable covering life and social skills lessons. North Wilkesboro Elementary School is looking for one to two assistance coaches. Moravian Falls Elementary School is looking for a head coach and assistant coaches. If you or anyone you know fits this description and would like to help out, we would love to have you. Come run with us!
DanCIS is growing!
DanCIS added a class for 6 and 7 year olds!  Last night we had five new participants in the new class, and three new participants in other classes.  The DanCIS program now serves a total of 25 girls in Wilkes County! Shout out to Erin Southwell, our wonderful, dedicated volunteer dance instructor. 
In honor of National Mentoring Month, we would like to recognize our Friends of Youth Mentors:
Lyn Lambert
Debra Lambert
Annie Denny
Mary Ann Ferguson
Lucy Ferguson
Sandra Miller
Elliott Herman
Lynn Hoots
Shane Ferguson
Carlos Harper
Althea Howell
Tiffanie Adams
Revonda Adams
Robin Ellis
Peggy Byers
Landon House
Doug Eller
Bernice Boles
Dorothy Adams
Joe Rhoades
Ron and Jane Huber
Doug Goss
Drew Smith

Thank you for your dedication to your students. You truly are change makers! 
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