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How Children’s Aid is Combatting Chronic Absence

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Every September, schools across the nation—and the human service organizations that work with students—recognize Attendance Awareness Month. Mounting evidence confirms that consistent attendance is fundamental to academic learning—and anything less can be devastating to long-term achievement. At Children’s Aid, we have made #SchoolEveryDay a core component of our work.

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AileyCamp: Unity Through Art

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For the 26 years prior, the young people of AileyCamp have been able to deliver a powerful message about what is possible when kids have opportunity and the guiding presence of deeply invested teachers and mentors. This year, that message took on a new dimension.

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Hot Days, Cool Books on Staten Island

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Reading is a mainstay throughout all of our summer camps. It gives kids a chance to slow down amidst a full day of recreation, gardening, creative arts, and the overall summer buzz.

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A Pool of Opportunity in Harlem

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Children’s Aid Celebrates High School Graduates

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Graduation season is in full swing at Children’s Aid. In addition to the stepping up ceremonies at our early childhood centers and the middle and high school ceremonies across our community schools, we also recognize the individuals who had to overcome some additional hurdles to obtain their diplomas.

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A Drug- and Alcohol-Free Summer for Teens

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Yesterday was the last day of school. And young people all over NYC are getting ready to enjoy the freedom of summer vacation. Unfortunately, as school-year stress melts away, accountability, structure, supervision, stimulation, focus, and even brain cells soften due to inactivity.

Research has shown that more young people experiment with drugs and alcohol in June and July than at any other time of the year.

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June is Fruit and Vegetable Month!

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At Children’s Aid, we are always excited when the summer starts. School ends, camps begin, and fresh fruits and veggies are abundant!

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Scholarship Week: Scaling Greater Heights

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The middle of June is a special time around the Adolescence Division at Children’s Aid. Our high school seniors are graduating, and nearly 90 percent of them have been accepted to at least one college or university.

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C.S. 61 Pays Tribute to the Bronx

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P.O.W.E.R. Program Hosts 3rd Annual Prevention Fair

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On Saturday, June 3, the Children’s Aid Providing Opportunities, Wellness, Education, and Resources (P.O.W.E.R) Program held its 3rd annual Prevention Fair at the Frederick Douglass Center. Over 150 community members attended the fair, which aimed to provide the West Harlem community with information about the health and social services available in their neighborhood.

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