Our Programs

Keeping kids in school and on the path to graduation

Our model integrates a variety of supports for students during the school day to help them overcome academic and non-academic barriers to learning. 

Basic Needs

Students aren’t at their best if they are hungry, cold, tired, or don’t have the necessities, like clothing, school supplies or hygiene items. CIS Site Coordinators see to it that students can focus on...

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Social Emotional Health

We want students to approach people and challenges in healthy ways. How do you learn to pay attention? Solve problems or conflicts with others? Be persistent in the face of frustration? Our students are...

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Health Initiatives

Healthier children make better students. It’s hard to focus on math and reading if a student can’t see the blackboard, is suffering from a tooth ache, or absent because of untreated asthma. Addressing health...

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Academic Assistance

CIS of Northwest Michigan concentrates on providing tutorial, remedial, and learning support programs. Sometimes students just need a little assistance to lift them to success. We connect students with the extra support they need...

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After-School and Summer Programming

These strategies extend the learning day and year, as well as give students a safe place to learn and grow. From enriching experiences to additional academic support, our after school and summer programs offer...

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The Mentoring Program is a one-to-one school-based program that matches adult and peer volunteers with students and gives them a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult. Mentors meet with their students for one hour...

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College and Career Exploration

With resources and supports, CIS of Northwest Michigan helps families and students navigate the maze of college, financial aid, scholarships, applications, and admissions. We coordinates college field trips, financial aid workshops, and college week....

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