What we are made of

Hey America, it's time to look closer and listen harder. Because there's a powerful story within each of us. We're a generation living in challenging times, but we're still thriving, overcoming the obstacles life sometimes throws at us. Bullying. Anxiety. Poverty. We're more than what meets the eye, so take a minute to find out what we’re really made of—and join the community of support that's helping us succeed.


We’re overcoming tough issues that can range from school violence to problems at home. But we’re also pushing past them. Click below to find out the story behind every stat.

  • of students who’ve overcome attendance, behavior, and course performance issues have an informal mentor. Bruce & Bridgeland, 2014

  • of current high school students say that feeling stressed makes it harder for them to learn and do their best in school. DePaoli, Atwell, Bridgeland & Shriver, 2018

  • of U.S. students report being bullied. U.S. Department of Justice, 2015

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Communities In Schools is a national nonprofit organization working in 2,300 schools in 26 states and the District of Columbia. We bring together local nonprofits, volunteers, and community resources to empower students to overcome barriers and write their own success stories.