“You have provided two of the best human resources I could ask for. My students need to be in contact with people who can give them that extra one-on-one contact, and this was provided through the work of the resource coordinator and the therapist.”

Principal, Maple Elementary

“I cannot begin to describe the positive impact the resource coordinator, therapists and case managers have had on our students. Fantastic!! Don’t know how we survived without this. (CISCC is) the best thing to ever happen to our school!!!”

Principal, Parkwood Elementary

“I believe CIS was the main reason many of my students passed ISTEP that may have otherwise been left behind!”

5th Grade Teacher, Wilson Elementary

“I liked that it was a smaller group setting where a child who is struggling can get one-on-one tutoring to help them become better learner and not get left behind.”

Parent, Wilson Elementary

“I really liked that the tutor developed a relationship with my daughter and that made my daughter comfortable and her learning easier.”

Parent, Henryville Elementary

“It helped me because I can get a lot of help for what I need help for.”

Student, George Rogers Clark Elementary

“Your support has helped tremendously. The Resource Coordinator has impacted so many of our students. She works with them to help meet academic, social and emotional needs, and is part of our school family. Our therapist is fantastic! She has worked so well with our families and students. She has a true passion for kids and we have seen wonderful turn-arounds with many of her cases. The CAPE Director and Executive Director of CISCC have been wonderful support to me as a new principal. The have consulted with me on numerous occasions about how to improve our services at JJ. I appreciate the continued concern and support for our school. I truly cannot imagine our building without the support of CIS.”

Principal, Jonathan Jennings Elementary

“The students who were served through tutoring and 3, 2, 1, READ programs improved their reading skills. Students participating in Service Club learned the value of hard work and took pride in helping others.”

Teacher, Silver Creek Elementary

“With our budgets being cut, now more than ever, we need your services. We need as many positive adult role models to give students individual attention as possible.”

Teacher, GRC Elementary

“CISCC has helped some of my borderline students now be ready for promotion to the next grade level.”

Teacher, Greenacres Elementary

“I like the homework club very much because it is right after school and it helps my son with his homework and helps him turn it in on time. It has helped improve his grades and taught him better study habits.”

Parent, Spring Hill Elementary

“The ISTEP prep class taught me things I didn’t know, and then those things showed up on the test!”

Student, Borden Elementary

“It helped me by knocking some sense in my head. And I didn’t get in trouble with (my classroom teacher) anymore.”

Student, Wilson Elementary

“Good morning! My name is Sarah Hockersmith, and I teach fifth grade at Parkwood Elementary School. Janet Clark works in our building with our students. Several weeks ago, one of my students was in the office serving a detention. I had sent his work to the office for him to complete throughout the day. As he was working, he was having difficulty with some of the work. Mrs. Clark asked him if he needed some help. After that day, when the student would see Mrs. Clark in the hallway he would wave and smile. They formed a relationship from just that few minutes that day in the office. He does not have very many positive relationships in his life, and his family struggles to make ends meet. He can be a distraction to others in class, seeking attention, even if it is negative. Mrs. Clark blocked out some time in her schedule to work with the student a few days a week, for thirty minutes. It has made a huge difference. He looks forward to her visits, and is more on task than he has been all year. I really appreciate her extra efforts to reach out to this student and make a difference! I just wanted to share this positive experience with you!”

Sarah Hockersmith

“I love having 15 minutes of reading time after school!”

Wilson Elementary EDL Student

“The staff genuinly cares about the welfare, success, and enjoyment of the kids. Keep up the great work!”

Bridgepoint Elementary EDL Parent

“My very first day of reading I asked my students what she would do with her book since she would get to take it home. She said “I will teach my mom how to read and speak english better.” I was just amazed that a 6 year old would think that she would be able to help her mom by being the teacher! It made me feel like my decision to be a 3,2,1 Read Mentor was one of my best decisions ever!”

Walter Coppinger, CIS of Clark County Board Member and 3,2,1 Read Volunteer

“When we first started this year, my student was not into reading or reading with me. Over the year, I kept trying to engage him to no avail. Halfway through the year, we discovered Magic Treehouse and found that he loved those books. He started to enjoy our time together and is now checking out Magic Treehouse books and reading them on his own. His goal for Reading Counts was 50 points and in the last week he reached 100 points!”

Richie Folden, 3,2,1 Read Volunteer

“When I began reading with my student this year, she didn’t even know some letters, let alone what sound they made. She had an ‘F’ in reading on her first report card. Now she is reading some on her own and has an ‘A’ in reading. We both look forward to our time together each week! I also sub at the school, so she sees me often. Every time she sees me, she asks if I am coming to read with her.”

Brooke Folden, 3,2,1 Read Volunteer

“I started with 3,2,1 Read last year and I can honestly say this is the most rewarding activity I do. Watching my student develop as a reader and a person is priceless. Probably the best part of my time with my reader is our chats. She has taught me a great deal and I look forward to seeing her every week. When she has those “Ah ha” moments, it’s like witnessing a first step. The hardest part for me will be when our time together ends, but I know she’s made a difference in my life and I hope I have hers.”

Shannon G. Holt, 3,2,1 Read Volunteer

“Kathy and I loved working with our two students. We discovered by accident that they loved the flash cards we made using words from the books they read. They began to ask if they could make sentences with these flash cards. On the last session of the year, they made sentences and read them to each other! Kathy and I will always remember the joy and confidence they gained in reading as the year progressed. Time well spent!”

Jim and Kathy Stanton, 3,2,1 Read Volunteers