Communities In Schools Gets Visit From State Representative Jeremy Faison
Communities In Schools is a program that helps students, especially those in under privileged or troubled households. They help with food, clothing, and much more. State representative Jeremy Faison was at the Cosby High School Thursday morning to meet with representatives and coordinators with the Community In Schools program. The program operates in numerous school systems across the state, including right here in Cocke County at both Cosby & Cocke County High Schools.
According to Community In School coordinator Dawn Williams, the organization has provided a washer and dryer to the Cosby High School, so students who do not have the ability or do not know how to do laundry are taught and can do their own. Williams also says the organization relies on donations. For instance Target in Johnson City recently donated school supplies including dozens of notebooks that would have otherwise been disposed of. Donations also come from Second Harvest Food Bank and other area businesses, plus ordinary citizens. If u\you like to donate things like food, clothing, school supplies, you can contact the main office of either the Cocke County or the Cosby High Schools. We thank the ladies with Community In Schools and Rep. Faison for giving us a little of their time yesterday morning.