What She Faced: After a death in the family, Ebony found herself struggling to focus on her academics, leading to her being retained in the eighth grade.

How CIS-SA Helped: Ebony’s site coordinator enrolled her in a credit-recovery program  so she could catch up with her peers. Ebony’s involvement in a CIS-SA led girls leadership group has provided a boost in self-esteem as well as new found friendships.

Where She Is Now:  Ebony has had improved self-esteem and feels she has full control over her academic success.