The group which helps students who struggle in Wayne County Schools packed the Firehouse last night. The largest fundraiser of the year for Communities Supporting Schools of Wayne County had a goal of raising $50,000 for educational programs and for restorative justice.
According to Executive Director Selena Bennett, “Restorative Justice is three programs, the Teen Court, Community Service and Mediation which we run for the Department of Public Safety under the Division of Juvenile Justice.” Those programs are designed to give teens a second chance after they’ve been accused of a misdemeanor infraction.
Volunteers in ten schools help with academic support, reading programs and the support programs for teens in trouble.
“Everything that we make is used and put right back into student programming,” said Bennett.