CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES

After School & Summer Program

CPACS operates afterschool and summer programs/sites that serve elementary, middle, and high school students. Our afterschool sites are located in DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties. We also operate summer programs from June-August.

 CPACS aims to build a healthy, caring and responsible community by increasing youth academic achievement, increasing youths’ internal assets (i.e., commitment to learning, caring for others, self-esteem) and reducing youths’ risky behavior. CPACS’s afterschool programs provide youth with safe and quality educational enrichment programs, homework tutorial, LifeSkills trainings and skill-based education workshops on preventing alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.

Teen Employment and Jobs Readiness Skills Training: Jobs for Pay

This summer youth program combines both in-class training and work experience for youth ages 14-18. The program is designed to encourage participants to complete school, enhance citizenship skills, provide exposure experiences to the working world, and enhance basic educational skills.

Job Skills & Training

CPACS provides job-readiness training (i.e., interview and resume assistance) for individuals and families to become economically self-sufficient.

The purpose of the CPACS Youth job skills and training services is to help students who are struggling to find jobs, keep jobs, and/or find better jobs to ultimately build a better life for themselves.

This Program focuses Jobs for Pay - focused on high school, refugee, youth;

  • making available a list of jobs
  • maintaining and updating job information
  • providing job readiness programs including interview skills, conversational
  • English classes, and basic computer skills
  • providing a facility for job interviews and job fairs
  • providing skills to build support services
  • educating basic financial literacy skills.

All projects are tailored accordingly to gender, socio-economic, age, language and cultural challenges.

Parent / Family Workshop

In conjunction with our after school programs and Community Education department, classes, we offer parenting classes and workshops, a Substance Abuse and Children workshop, ESL classes, and a Healthy Families Program.

Topics of our parenting classes include: Disciplining, Developmental Assets, Helping Your Child Succeed, etc. These classes are offered in conjunction with our After school Program parent meetings.

Health Family Program

The Healthy Families Program provides refugees the information and tools they need to maintain cohesive and stable families and communities in their new country.

The program focuses on practical guidance and relationship skills including:

  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Problem solving
  • Money management
  • Decision marking
  • Anger management
  • Improving self-esteem
  • Parenting issues
  • Cultural education