Journal of Youth Development
Youth, especially in inner-city areas of the country, are in need of effective, outcome-based camp programs when school is not in session. Character and Resiliency Education (CARE) Now (CN) is a comprehensive in- and afterschool program designed to promote academic enrichment through positive youth development with a focus on enhancing character and resiliency. In the summer of 2013, CN was adapted to create a three-week long day camp at a high-needs elementary school in eastern Virginia. Using theoretically-based and outcome focused programming, CN was widely praised for its effectiveness among youth in this summer camp. To assess its impact, a mix-method approach was used, producing desirable results. Consequently, the supporting organization moved forward to fund CARE Now for a year-long program at the same school.
Original Publication Citation
Hill, E., Milliken, T., Goff, J., & Clark, D. (2015). Promoting character and resiliency among elementary school students: An Assessment of the CARE Now program. Journal of Youth Development, 10(1), 95-105. doi: 10.5195/jyd.2015.422
Hill, Eddie; Milliken, Tammi; Goff, Jennifer; and Clark, Debbie, "Promoting Character and Resiliency Among Elementary School Students: An Assessment of the CARE Now Program" (2015). Human Movement Sciences Faculty Publications. 30.