BakPak Pals

Hunger is one of the major obstacles faced by students in Robeson County. 34% of children in Robeson County experience food insecurity, meaning that their “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.” CIS helps students overcome this obstacle by providing BakPak Pals. BakPak Pals provides weekend food bags to be sent home with students. Students also receive special holiday packs of food. Funding is provided by the communities of Red Springs, Pembroke, Prospect, Lumberton and United Way. During the 2014-2015 school year, we provided BakPaks to 402 students in Robeson County. We need your help to continue providing this much needed support. A one-year sponsorship totals $125. Please consider donating the full amount or $10 a month to provide food bags for a student for the entire school year!

Great Leaps

Great Leaps is a supplemental reading program that is efficient and effective. Great Leaps curriculum is designed to supplement reading materials using phonics, sight phrases and humorous stories. United Way Funding. This program is provided at the following schools:

  • Fairgrove Middle
  • Fairmont Middle
  • Green Grove Elementary
  • Long Branch Elementary
  • Union Elementary
  • R.B. Dean Elementary
  • West Lumberton Elementary
  • Townsend Middle

Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring is offered at Lumberton Senior High School and Lumberton Junior High School. This program is organized by Dr. Robert Jones.