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I am currently the coordinator for Clear Creek ISD’s Prevention and At-Risk Services Department. Last year, members of the department began collaborating with Raymond Steward of Hope Active. The relationship began with the organization donating back packs, car seats, diapers, clothes and other needed items for our most at risk students. The relationship continued to grow this summer as Hope Active conducted a district wide school supply, health and dental screening, and over all wellness program for all our students. Hope Active met with individual families to provide needed services that these families could not have received on their own. The help was so needed that people lined up around the building to receive this help. Providing these basic needs helps all our students begin the school year on equal footing with students who cannot afford needed items.
Now that the relationship has been established, Hope Active has become involved with some of our most at risk youth through mentoring. CCISD’s mentoring program has already seen a reduction in unexcused absences with the students involved. Some of our most needy students were not receiving mentoring services since they had already experienced life altering situations that most of our mentors were not equipped to handle. Hope Active volunteers were willing to meet with these students. These adult-student relationships have changed the lives of our students and allowed them to be successful in course work, reduced absences and have healthy relationships.
We look forward to our continued partnership with Hope Active. We know we will continue to see lives changed and increased student success.