Good Afternoon Friends! The time is approaching for our 5th Annual Communities In Schools Gala on Friday, February 24th, 2017 at the Scottish Rite Center. We are excited that this year Michael & Lori Postar are the Chairpersons for this 2017 Gala. Communities In Schools is active in 52 local West Texas schools reaching over 27,000 students yearly ranging from Pre-K to High School. Communities In Schools has achieved tremendous success where 97% of the students helped by this program graduate from high school. Our services include: · Supportive guidance and counseling · Tutoring and academic enrichment · College preparation and pre-employment training · Health, basic needs, fitness and mental health (food, clothing, shoes, eye glasses, hygiene) · Mentoring and adult advocates · Parental involvement and assistance with basic needs The 5th Annual Gala will feature our own students “’ Telling Our Story”’ through their projects, testimonies, and performances. Please join us for an evening of dinner, entertainment, and a chance to change the lives of children in West Texas. Please consider being a sponsor for this event or purchasing a table or tickets. For additional information, please contact me! (806) 368-8090 or (806)-778-8169 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.cissouthplains.org to learn more about CIS.