MissionWe develop, disseminate, and promote peer leadership, advisory, and other evidence-based K-12 solutions that enable and inspire schools to more fully engage students in learning, better connect students to their schools, motivate and equip students to make decisions responsibly, and accelerate academic achievement.
What We DoOur solutions enable and inspire students to become more engaged learners; develop positive social, emotional, and health behaviors; navigate pivotal transitions; and address the overwhelming stresses of youth. Teachers who work with CSS become mentors who are passionate about their students’ success and are able to deepen the rigor and impact of instruction. Schools that partner with CSS become environments that nourish meaningful connections and open student-focused dialogue among all members of the school community, including families.
CSS’s solutions take root within schools and make a lasting, sustainable impact that persists long after our involvement. We accomplish this by investing significant time into developing a strong stakeholder group within the school and then by working with school faculty and staff using an intensive train-the-trainer strategy, user-friendly curricula, and technical assistance. The specific programs we provide include: