Our mission is to raise funds for an annually awarded scholarship benefitting at-risk high school students in East Charlotte.  The scholarship is designed to pay college tuition for deserving students who might otherwise not have the financial means to achieve their dream of attending a college or university.

Tees For Tuition consists of the Charlotte Mecklenburg chapter of Communities in Schools in conjunction with a committee of Charlotte area volunteers.  

Communities In Schools (CIS) Charlotte Mecklenburg is a non-profit organization focused on reducing the school dropout rate.  In North Carolina, 73 students drop out of school every school day. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The CIS network is the leading dropout prevention organization in the country, and the only such organization that is proven to decrease the dropout rate and increase on-time graduation rates.


Both the success story of Jamal [above left] and the relationship between Boris and Ed [above right] are the embodiment of the difference Communities In Schools makes.  With help from Communities In Schools, the Tees For Tuition scholarship aims to find the next Jamal or Boris to make sure he or she can realize the opportunity of higher education.

"The road to success is always under construction."