How Jasmine Moved From Anxiety and Truancy to A’s and B’s
Jasmine’s mother is a single parent with another very young child. Her work schedule often keeps her very busy, leaving little time for Jasmine.
Initially, Jasmine was referred to Communities In Schools because of her need for glasses. Jasmine’s mother thought that she wasn’t eligible for glasses because her daughter had lost several pairs before.
Communities In Schools understands just how important glasses can be for student success. Jasmine’s CIS Site Coordinator made a few phone calls and discovered that she was still eligible for a free pair of glasses through her state health coverage. Together they went to the eye doctor’s office to choose glasses and then again to pick them up.
Jasmine also needed transportation to several counseling appointments. During the time she and the Site Coordinator spent together Jasmine shared about her grades, her boyfriend and her family.
Since Jasmine became a case-managed student, her Site Coordinator monitors her grades and chats with her about her assignments each week. She is not only passing her classes, but she is getting A’s and B’s. Her social anxiety has improved and she is getting along better with her mother. The Site Coordinator works collaboratively with other school staff to make sure Jasmine and students like her are surrounded by supportive caring adults who help keep them on track and headed towards a bright future.