Breaking Down Barriers.
Our mentorship program with the NYPD and other community partners and volunteers not only models strong community leadership skills, it also offers far reaching opportunities to our youth by fostering the development of a mental framework that serves as a foundation for future learning. Removing barriers to health, wellness and education is our top priority.
Celebrating everyday heroes, everyday.
Students and families in any community should have access to positive role models and high quality educational programming
Collaboration, Competition, Learning, and Prizes.
All of our game-based learning programs are aligned with the Social/Emotional Development and Learning (SEDL) guidelines for NY State and designed to enhance academic skills, spark intellectual curiosity and encourage students to explore their interests and expand their worldview.
Four Pillars of Support
for our youth...
Successful learning platforms should have certain features. They should allow for collaboration, be accessible, offer choice and flexibility for each learner, and they should be fun! On the educator side, they should be designed with the Zone of Proximal Development in mind so that they are accessible to all. Each part is needed to make our programs whole.
Building cohesion and alignment between CBOs and our partners at the New York City Police Department (NYPD) through leadership activities and mentoring sessions (both in the community and remotely at our partner site, Camp Wabenaki, in upstate New York.
This includes all of the planning and effort applied by stakeholders towards creating new partnerships and expanding existing partnerships to ensure long-term sustainability of the program.
The thousands of hours of afterschool programming executed every year can be spent fostering positive interactions between local youth, business owners, service agencies and local law enforcement officers, helps to break down barriers, allowing youth to build positive relationships and ultimately strengthening the diverse communities where the participants reside.
Using existing relationships and funding, the C.A.R.E. Programs platform acts as am incubator for new ideas and programs that align with the mission and philosophy of supporting the concept of community as a curriculum vitae for our youth.