Served over 1000 low income (free and reduced lunch) students
Elementary School Weekend – 80 students and Staff for 2 nights, 3 days annually
Middle School Week – Approximately 40 Students and Staff for 4 nights 5 days annually.
The Mt. Diablo Collaborative for Academics, Recreation & Enrichment for Students (CARES) After School Program provides academic, recreational and enrichment activities for children and their families after traditional school hours. The staff is committed to ensuring that the after school children have safe environments, caring adult supervision and expanded learning experiences. Components of the program include standards based education, homework help/tutoring, recreation, sports, enrichment activities (computers, crafts, special interest classes), nutrition and fitness, cultural activities, drug/violence education, and intervention (additional academic support for targeted students).
The CARES After School Program is a well-established program with strong support from our community partners as well as from our school sites and administration. It is a unique collaborative between the Mt Diablo Unified School District, City of Concord Recreation & Parks and Bay Area Community Resources, who all serve overlapping populations. CARES is a part of the state-wide initiative Nutrition Education Learning Leadership Community (NELLC) identifying exemplary practices in nutrition in After School Programs. Financially CARES is supported by over eighteen funding sources including grants from both state and city initiatives.