To create a safe and drug free community where all children, especially those at risk for delinquency, academic failure or victimization have opportunities to build resiliency and character and all adults feel empowered to help them.
Citizens for Safe Schools (CFSS) believes Character Counts and Mentoring Matters! We also believe the brain is wired for relationship, and it is within the context of healthy relationships that all growth, healing, academic and social success occur.
It is our mission to create a safe and drug free community where all children, especially those at risk for delinquency, academic failure or victimization have opportunities to build resiliency and character and all adults feel empowered to help them: our primary activities include one-to-one mentoring and after school enrichment programs for youth; a CHARACTER COUNTS Campaign of providing resources for violence prevention to educators and the community; and proactive partnerships with like-minded entities such as the Southern Oregon Meth Project and Healthy/Active Klamath to leverage impact and maximize use of resources for achieving our goals.
CFSS has been recognized for organizational excellence in many forms over the years and we were selected by Oregon’s Governor as the 2012 Volunteer Program of the Year for southern Oregon. We were also selected in 2012 by the Institute for Youth Success as one of only a handful of programs around the state to be awarded designation as a QBM (Quality Based Mentoring) program. This national accreditation effort recognizes programs devoted to the elements of effective practice and producing quality results.
Our goal for 2017 is 75 mentors.
Our demand for responsible, caring adult mentors is very high. Research tells us over 40% of today’s youth lack the social supports needed to reach their academic and social potential. Ten percent of those are considered most at-risk. In Klamath County, that means over 400 kids desperately need our help. Give us a call to discuss how mentoring works. We need you!
p. 541-882-3198 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 - 5:00
2316 South Sixth Street, Suite A
Klamath Falls Oregon 97601
PO Box 243
Klamath Falls, OR 97601