Central Families in Transition Support

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On Thursday, February 25, a group of Central residents met to organize an effort to help Central’s families in transition. Families in transition are families who, due to circumstances beyond their control, are in need of items like school supplies, school uniforms, food, and other services. The Central Community School System is partnering with the Central Area Pastors Association and community volunteers to find ways to help these families. The goal of this organization, tentatively named CFITS (Central Families In Transition Support), is to make sure that no students in our community go without the items and support that they need to be successful students and members of our community.

At the meeting were representatives from Student Services, the Central Community School Board, the Central City Council, and the Central Area Pastors Association (CAPA). Also in attendance were the mayor, the school Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, school counselors, and many interested volunteers from the Central area. The Mayor’s Youth Council, which is comprised of high school students from Central public and private schools, is also stepping forward to help by volunteering and organizing fundraisers for this effort.

Many ideas were discussed at the meeting, including ways to raise money, student mentoring possibilities, and various items and services that will be needed. A website was even donated at the meeting, and a link will be posted here when the site is up and running.

If you would like to get involved, you are invited to attend the next meeting, which will be held on Thursday, April 22 at 4:30 PM. The meeting will be at Blackwater United Methodist Church on Blackwater Road.

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