Introducing Project Success, a high school program by Communities In Schools South Central Texas that breaks down barriers to college and career access, equipping CIS students for success beyond high school. The program offers individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, college visits, SAT/ACT assistance, and support with college applications, financial aid, and scholarships.
Enhancing Project Success, CIS Bootcamp—an intensive eight-week summer program led by CIS staff and alumni. Bootcamp is an adventure wilderness program focused on cultivating essential skills for our youth to thrive as accomplished citizens. Participants engage in leadership development, team-building activities, and receive GRIT training (persistence, determination, and resilience). Field trips to businesses and colleges provide insights into career opportunities, industry expectations, and valuable skills like resume building and interviewing. University professors and business leaders share expertise on study and time management, dressing for success, banking skills, and community engagement.
Bootcampers actively participate in community projects, including food distribution, volunteering at local churches, and service projects at Texas State parks. A camper’s testimonial captures the transformative impact: “CIS has given me new friends who have become family. Knowledge for college and life, strength to face tomorrow, and a transformed perspective. CIS Bootcamp has changed me for the better, making me feel important and loved, reinforcing that the impossible is possible because ‘I am a living story. I will not give up.'” – CIS Bootcamp