what is C-5?
The Cocke County Cradle to Career Coalition, C-5, broadly seeks to accelerate progress toward cradle-to-career outcomes for children in Cocke County through proactive, collaborative engagement of all community stakeholders. The initiative strives to achieve this result through collective impact efforts.
All Cocke County students will graduate from high school with the necessary skills to pursue post-secondary opportunities and to become productive citizens.
C-5 will work with all sectors of the community to improve the well-being of children in Cocke County, ensure that all children have an equal opportunity to a healthy, strong foundation to thrive as learners, and support the children of Cocke County on their educational journeys from birth to career.
SPOTLIGHT ON RESULTS:
The ABC (Alphabet, Books, and Creativity) Learning bus is a mobile unit designed to provide an alternative learning space for children and students in Cocke County. Repurposing of the bus was made possible through a partnership between the Cocke County School System, Cocke County Cradle to Career Coalition (C5), and Save the Children.
The Cocke County School System provided the bus, and funding provided to C5 by Save the Children was used for the refurbishing. The bus is equipped with a new heat/air system, a generator to provide electrical outlets both inside and outside the bus, new LED lighting, and Bluetooth accessible speakers. Instead of normal bus seats, the inside of the bus has tables and chairs and storage cabinets, as well as new flooring. The bus has many purposes, including distribution of books, learning resources, and even food, as well as creating a learning center in community locations.
Learn more about the ABC Bus HERE.