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Description of Agency
CADEkids provides young children with the life skills they need to move successfully through school and beyond. By maintaining a year-long presence at their assigned schools, our Prevention Specialists teach and mentor students to rise above desperate circumstances—violence, poverty, and apathy—to build lives that match their ambitions.
CADEkids’ Prevention Specialists spend one or more days onsite at up to five schools per week.
In 1987, a group of committed corporate leaders, the presidents of our four major league sports teams, and the city's Mayor and Police Commissioner came together with a common mission---to fund prevention programs that would protect a generation of elementary school children from substance abuse and violence. Their investment in the future of Philadelphia's children is known today as CADE... Helping Children Make Smart Decisions.
Today, CADE works directly with approximately 10,000 children each year throughout Philadelphia (and at one school in Norristown, PA), helping them to say NO to substance abuse and violence in their communities. CADE Prevention Specialists are consistent, trusted, positive adult role models who teach life-saving skills: decision making, goal setting, conflict resolution, communication and self-esteem.