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KidPower (Grades 2-4)
The KidPOWER program is a unique opportunity for second through fourth graders to learn valuable life skills in an open environment. Led by a CARES faculty mentor and high school leaders, students are presented with a multitude of interactive games and activities which facilitate communication, problem-solving, self-confidence and resilience. These after-school workshops foster friendship and teamwork, while providing a safe and fun environment for kids to be themselves.
Community Service Ambassadors (Grades 5-8)
The community service ambassador’s program provides a unique multi-faceted mentoring opportunity. This program is able to build healthy relationships between both high school and middle school students allowing each to benefit immensely. High schoolers are given the ability to teach leadership skills to middle schoolers, and middle schoolers then pass it on to students with special needs. It is truly an incredible chain reaction. This program is able to teach valuable skills such as assertiveness, communication, problem solving, and socialization through a variety of interactive games and activities.
This selective semester-long program trains current high school students in the community to become successful driven leaders. This program leaves kids with a multitude of leadership skills designed to serve them in future endeavors even beyond their high school environments. By allowing students to step outside the classroom and get involved in a variety of community organizations, and truly make a difference in the lives of others. Students will walk away with 10-15 hours of service learning and 45 hours of leadership training and the knowledge that they have made a difference. Facilitated by the CARES Executive Director, Meg Domino, PhD, students are able to grow individually and alongside their peers in a supportive and fun environment. This knowledge filled program leaves students capable and confident to take on the next avenue in their life. Admittance into Leadership Challenge is by nomination: parent, peer, self, faculty, and/or community leader.