The organization was founded by Bill Milliken to to provide support for students in the public school system. Milliken believed:
It’s relationships, not programs, that change children,” Bill once said. “A great program simply creates the environment for healthy relationships to form between adults and children. Young people thrive when adults care about them on a one-to-one level, and when they also have a sense of belonging to a caring community.”
The Tennessee network assists approximately 13,000 students across 28 schools and has proven results of the program's success: 92% stayed in school 76% made progress or achieved individual attendance goals, 90% seniors graduated (stats from 2015).
If the beautiful jewelry offered wasn't a good enough a reason to patron Kendra Scott, the community involvement is. I love that Kendra Scott hosts a variety of in-store events where 20% of proceeds are given to the community organizations.
To get involved and help the Communities in Schools of Tennessee in any way, please call them at 615.737.1341.