The Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is the Echelon II command under the Chief of Naval Operations responsible for Navy-wide shore installation management. The stand up of CNIC was an effort in the continuation of fleet and regional shore installation management organizational alignment that began in 1997 with the reduction of installation management claimants from 18 to eight. The intent of CNIC is to establish a single shore installation management organization that will focus on installation effectiveness and improve the shore installation management community’s ability to support the fleet.
Partnerships in Education (PIE) is a commander’s program designed to coordinate volunteer efforts of Sailors and active service members in support of local schools, the community and the installation. PIE is a three-pronged outreach program which serves schools as well as the child and youth programs (CYP). The goal of the PIE program is to improve scholastic achievement, enhance the development of social and life skills, and offer vocational guidance. Volunteers in the PIE program tutor, mentor, provide technical expertise and serve as role models for school-aged children.
PIE installations use Sailors and civilian employees to serve as volunteers, mentors, tutors and role models. The following are a few suggestions for school academic support: Provide career awareness involvement with career-focused activities on campus; assist in the delivery of drug abuse resistance education instruction; participate in or chaperone field trips to installation facilities for special occasions and tours; serve as judges for science fairs and other academic competitions; serve as celebrity readers and guest lecturers; support academic improvement workshops; support safety and fitness education programs.
CNIC uses postsecondary preparation in military associated communities. In addition to high school course work, extracurricular activities, sports and leadership roles, family attitudes and practices regarding careers help shape a student’s postsecondary option. Role modeling by parents and parent expectations and support can contribute significantly to helping a teen make decisions which will create a positive postsecondary experience.
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