Research indicates that peak hours for juvenile crime begin around 3pm to 6pm. These are the hours when children are most likely to commit and become victims of crime (NIOST, 2008 p.3). Connecting children with caring adults and providing constructive activities during these hours is among the most powerful tools to preventing crime (Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2006).
Additional research suggests that duration and frequency of attendance at least three days a week aids in the success of the participants. Saturday hours will foster an opportunity for individual, group, and family counseling as well as recreational and cultural enrichment activities. Saturdays will be used to foster an opportunity for individual, group, and family counseling as well as recreational and cultural enrichment activities.
We plan to incorporate an after school and summer community program involving L.I.F.T. High School, Coulwood Middle, Statesville Road Elementary, and West Charlotte High. This approach will allow Project C.A.R.E.S. to track the long-term success of the student participants from grades K-12 through vertical articulation (a top/down bottom/up approach).
- Project C.A.R.E.S. will operate after-school four days a week,
- between the hours 1:55 pm and 5:15 pm, Monday - Thursday,
- and Parent Involvement events each month
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