What She Faced: Dealing with issues at home, DeeAndra’s academics suffered and she was ready to drop-out.

How CIS-SA Helped: Our site coordinator, Ms. Jones, worked closely with DeeAndra to identify how she could improve her academics. In addition, Ms. Jones enrolled DeeAndra in a girls leadership group to help boost her self-esteem and to provide a safe place where she could discuss the issues she faced at home.

Where She Is Now: DeeAndra has completed the eighth grade and looks forward to attending high school.