If you are a restaurant and would like to participate in Dine Out For Kids, please download the 2016-DOFK Restaurant Participant Agreement and mail, fax or email to the CIS of Georgia office.
Dine Out For Kids (DOFK)
Did you know you can support Communities In Schools and at-risk students by dining out on Thursday, August 18, 2016?
It’s no secret that the dropout phenomenon in this country is at epidemic proportions. Nationally statistics show that 1 out of 3 public high school students won’t graduate. These dropouts create tremendous burdens on our economy. Together we can make a difference in at risk students’ lives.
Dine Out For Kids provides an opportunity for restaurateurs and sponsors to support at-risk students in their community by donating a portion of the profits from breakfast, lunch and/or dinner to CIS on Thursday, August 18, 2016.
Proceeds from the event will allow CIS to continue to provide after-school, youth leadership, literacy, parent education and other pertinent programs in communities served. Please join us in participating in this worthwhile event. Click here for CIS of Georgia Dine Out For Kids participants.
Dine Out For Kids is an initiative that was developed by CIS of Charlotte in North Carolina. DOFK is a fundraiser that provides needed support to local and state CIS offices so they can continue their work of helping kids succeed in school and prepare for life
CIS is the nation’s leading community-based organization helping kids stay in school and prepare for life. For 28 years, CIS has successfully connected needed community resources to schools. It’s done through partnerships with local schools districts, business leaders, community organizations, government, social service providers and others.
CIS believes that a community development approach to supporting education (by unifying the full resources of the community) is an efficient and cost-effective way to improve the high school graduation rate and prepare students for life.
CIS believes that every child needs and deserves these “Five Basics”:
- A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
- A safe place to learn and grow
- A healthy start and a healthy future
- A marketable skill to use upon graduation
- A chance to give back to peers and community
Nationally, nearly two million students have access to services through CIS. Communities sponsoring CIS programs have seen an increase in their high school graduation rates, a decrease in violence and disruptions, and an increase in attendance and academic achievement. Key programs include Performance Learning Centers®, mentoring, parent education, literacy, technology, youth leadership development, and after school and extended-hours activities.
Click here for more information on CIS nationwide.