Spotlight

  • An Evening with Best-Selling Author Piper Kerman
    An Evening with Best-Selling Author Piper Kerman
    Author Piper Kerman wowed the crowd at our 8th Annual Distinguished Speaker Benefit on May 7!  Ms. Kerman spoke eloquently about her own experience of compassion and friendship and praised the work CARY is doing to prevent kids from ever going to prison as necessary and worthy of support. (See video clip)   In her memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, Piper Kerman recounts the 15 months that she spent in the Danbury Correctional Facility for a crime she had committed ten years prior as a very brief, very careless dalliance in the...
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Events

  • Golf for Charity Classic Benefits CARY
    Golf for Charity Classic Benefits CARY
    A beautiful spring day in Austin was the backdrop for the annual Richard P. Slaughter Associates Golf for Charity Classic on June 2.  The event benefited CARY as well as the Christi Center and Texas Parent to Parent.  Thanks to returning and new participants!  Individual players contributed more than $1,000...
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  • Adrian Moore and CARY Youth Advisor Speak in Community
    Adrian Moore and CARY Youth Advisor Speak in Community
    Members of the First Unitarian Universalist Church heard a presentation from Adrian Moore and CARY Youth Advisor, Melissa Axton  on Sunday, October 6. Those in attendance were urged to join CARY’s Advocacy Group to keep informed about CARY and to make timely contacts to local, county and state official about...
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Latest News

  • Local Businesses Support Summer Youth Activities
    Local Businesses Support Summer Youth Activities
    Each summer CARY Youth Advisors find enrichment opportunties for youth in the CARY program.  A group recently enjoyed the Round Rock Express, thanks to Mike Capp, sportscaster with the Round Rock Express! It’s always important to feed these hungry teens, and CARY is most grateful for the generous support of P. Terry’s Burger Stand, Dan’s Hamburgers and Jim Jim’s Water-Ice for providing gift cards for these field trips.  Thanks so much!...
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  • Three Reagan HS Youth Receive Scholarships
    Three Reagan HS Youth Receive Scholarships
    Each year, the family of the late Jim Kester, former CARY board member, pools their Christmas spending and donates the money to CARY for scholarships.  Thanks to the Kester family and the Rotary Club of Austin, CARY continues a five-year tradition of awarding scholarships to high school seniors.  On May 14, the scholarship committee interviewed three scholarship finalists. The committee heard about the students’ academic aspirations and their plans to execute their dreams. All three of the scholarship recipients are graduating from Reagan High School.    Congratulations to:  Yvonne Butler,  Alexandra...
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  • CARY Students Attend 2nd Annual Men's Forum
    CARY Students Attend 2nd Annual Men’s Forum
    Youth Advisors Carlos Sanchez and Zeshan Segal took several CARY youth to the 2nd Annual Men’s Forum at Texas State University on May 9.  The forum included 2 guest speakers who talked about violence prevention and recognizing red flags in a relationship.  Jon ‘The Beast’ Baladares, an Austin native who turned pro boxer also spoke to the group during lunch. “Events like these help reinforce the lessons we teach in PeaceRox violence prevention training.  It gives these young men a chance to be exposed to opportunities and other role models,”...
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The City of Austin, Travis County, Austin Independent School District, Governor’s Criminal Justice Division and the U.S. Department of Justice are each funding sources for CARY, but the information presented here-in does not officially represent the opinion or policy of these government agencies.