CARY Makes a Difference
CARY serves the highest-risk students in Central Texas. With our help, students benefit from services they will not receive anywhere else and are empowered to find their voice and become successful members of our community.
How the CARY Program Works
CARY’s evidence-based Youth Violence Prevention Curriculum provides life skills training, anger management training, one-on-one counseling, group counseling, and confidence-building field trips. CARY students have the highest likelihood of becoming involved in the school-to-prison pipeline based on serious disciplinary referrals including drug use, gang involvement, and violence.
“Our CARY Youth Advisor is a great fit for our campus! He is always ready to assist staff and our students. I do not see CARY as ‘just another program.’ Our campus is tough sometimes, but our CARY Youth Advisor shows up and is ready to get in the trenches with us! That means a lot! ”Social Services Specialist, Martin Middle School
Of CARY Graduates are Diverted from Juvenile Justice
Reduction in Behavioral Referrals
Increase in School Attendance
Increase in Academic Improvements