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Leadership & Ambassadors Training 

A Program Sponsored by High Point Community Foundation 


Communities In Schools (CIS) of High Point is sponsoring a new Leadership & Ambassadors Training (LAT) program for middle and high school students where the focus will be on engaging participants in leadership development, peer-to-peer mentoring, critical discussion on pressing issues, and training in essential life skills for grades 7th, 9th, and 10th.  

This program is set to take place during the 2020-21 school year. We hope that you are able to support your student’s participation in this unique opportunity. Applications should be completed and submitted by September 30, 2020.


Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Program Details:

  • All training sessions will take place at the Communities In Schools main office:

    • 149 Church Avenue, High Point, NC 27262

  • CIS staff will handle all coordination and communication for the program, including providing snacks and transportation for students who need it utilizing a contracted transportation company. Please inform staff if your student will need transportation to and from sessions.

  • The proper procedures for COVID mitigation will be in place:

    • Temperature checks will be done for all individuals entering the building

    • Face masks are required to be worn, covering nose and mouth

    • Participants will maintain 6 feet of distance

    • Regular application of sanitizer and hand washing

    • All surfaces will be cleaned regularly

    • Individuals who are exhibiting symptoms are asked to notify their respective coordinator and make plans to remain at home for the suggested period for quarantine or until deemed appropriate by medical authorities, doctor, etc.

  • There will be a virtual information meeting for parents and students held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Please feel free to attend and meet CIS staff who will be available to answer any questions or concerns regarding the program.

  • Training Session Schedule:

    • Ferndale – 1st Tuesday of each month, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

      • 1st session on October 6th

    • HP Central – 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

      • 1st session on October 13th

    • Welborn – 3rd Tuesday of each month, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

      • 1st session on October 20th

    • T.W. Andrews – 4th Tuesday of each month, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

      • 1st session on October 27th


    • Southwest Middle – Thursday following the 3rd Monday of each month, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

      • 1st session on October 22nd

    • Southwest High – Thursday following the 4th Monday of each month, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

      • 1st session on October 29th

  • This program will be led and facilitated by Greg Commander — CEO of Commander Peace Academy and nationally renowned speaker on life skills and anti-violence initiatives. In addition to the in-person training sessions, Mr. Commander will remain in contact with your student throughout the month through mentoring outreach.

For any Questions, Comments or Concerns, please contact your respective CIS Site Coordinator 

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