Our Community C.A.R.E.S.

Purpose of the C.A.R.E.S. Program

The purpose of the C.A.R.E.S. program is to provide opportunities, skills and strategies for students, staff and families to learn essential social and emotional skills needed to create a learning community of caring relationships, high expectations for positive behaviors and how to lead healthy lives.

 

COMPASSION • ACTION • RESPONSIBILITY • EMPATHY • SUPPORT

C.A.R.E.S. Program from Embassy
Student Community Service | CARES Project

Objectives of the C.A.R.E.S. Program

  1. Create a school culture and community that is safe, respectful, and inclusive.
  2. Develop skills that promote positive social, emotional and physical health and well-being.
  3. Practice positive behaviors that reflect appreciation and respect for others and our environment.

Our Approach

Embassy will collaborate with the designated school leadership and staff to design a program that includes interactive lessons and provide resources for the “C.A.R.E.S. Program” (Compassion – Action – Empathy – Responsibility – Support). This comprehensive program will include evidence-based curriculum supported by RAND and/or CASEL (The Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning) with additional resources will be provided by Embassy.

 

Embassy encourages administration to integrate efforts to create positive change, transform the school culture and ensure sustainability. Embassy’s process is to enhance, elevate and support existing school components and introduce some new concepts. To accomplish this, it requires that stakeholders include administrators, teachers, staff, students, families and community members, and best done through effective classroom instruction, student engagement in positive activities in and out of the classroom and include parent and community involvement.

The CARES Program from Embassy
CARES Oak Middle School

Elementary & Middle School

  • Interactive Lessons
  • Multi-Cultural Books
  • Assemblies
  • Community Partnerships
  • Community Service Projects
  • P.E.A.C.E. Week Lessons and Activities
  • C.A.R.E.S. Week Lessons and Activities
  • C.A.R.E.S. Week Community Service Campaign

Youth Intervention & Education

Middle and High School

 

  • Safe Community Guidelines with an emphasis on Respect
  • Human Relations
  • Dynamics
  • Personal Label Exercise
  • Values and Ethics
  • “Where You Stand” Activity
  • “The Power of Words”
  • Personal Commitment

 

Elementary School

 

  • Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Relationship Building
  • Human Relations Dynamics & Personal Labels Activity
  • “The Power of Words”
  • Communication Principles
  • Impact of Your Choices
  • Impact of Social Media
  • Mindful and Responsible Decision Making
  • Restorative Justice
Los Al CARES
Kids Working Together

Additional Skills/Lessons

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision-Making

 

  • Advocacy
  • Appreciating Diversity
  • Character Education
  • Communication
  • Community Responsibility
  • Compassion
  • Conflict Management
  • Cultural Competency
  • Empathy
  • Goal Setting
  • Human Relations
  • Inclusion
  • Kindness
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Self-Confidence
  • “Upstander” Skills

The C.A.R.E.S. Program lessons, activities and events can be implemented in the following manner:

 

  1. Embassy Consulting Services, LLC facilitators are hired to provide the program.
  2. Embassy Consulting Services, LLC will design the program for the school/district/organization to purchase. Embassy will conduct a “Train the Trainer” for teachers, staff, school volunteers so they an facilitate the program.