Help CADEkids help Kids!

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Raised by 25 people in 26 months
We need your support to reach 3,000 more students!

CADEkids Serves Where Needs are the Greatest!

A child's neighborhood should not define or limit their dreams for a full and healthy life. Each year, CADEkids teaches and mentors over 9,000 Philadelphia public school kids in underserved communities to steer clear of drug and alcohol abuse, violence, and problem gambling addictions.

CADEkids' Prevention Specialist Khareema Thomas walks by needles and drug paraphernalia on her way to school in North Philadelphia – the same streets and sidewalks that her 5th grade students take each day. Khareema teaches kids about the toll substance abuse takes on the body, mind, family, and community life. 

Seven CADEkids' Prevention Specialists currently serve 34 Philadelphia public schools  and teach more than 9,000 kids the life skills necessary to understand their emotions, make smart decisions, avoid substance use, and resolve conflicts peacefully.

We start at the beginning... 
As early as Kindergarten, students like Jamie know how to disrupt classrooms and frustrate their teachers. Specialist Mister Raines teaches kids evidence-based lessons on how to be calm and identify their feelings, week after week, to lead more peaceful lives.

We teach consistent prevention messages
CADEkids teaches students that they are "Too Good for Drugs, Violence, and Bullying." Specialists provide "tool kits" at each grade level, to build on the previous year's lessons. Prevention messages are clear, consistent, and relatable!  

We mentor students to reach their goals
Specialist Tony Smith helps students set goals and overcome setbacks. We teach personal responsibility and making proactive choices. Tony has attended 8th grade graduations and also keeps in touch with students post high school to encourage them to stay on track.

Help us make dreams come alive for students in Philadelphia!
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We believe that Philadelphia school children deserve nothing less than our best. Help us Help Them! 

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Raised by 25 people in 26 months
Created May 9, 2017
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Paul Jacobs
13 days ago

Thank you to Fred Khom

Anne Putney
2 months ago

I believe in the mission of CADEkids and want to honor Dr. Martin Cooper on his 85th birthday through this donation in his honor!

Christine Carpenter
5 months ago

I love the work of this organization.

Anne Putney
6 months ago

I believe in the mission of CADEkids!

Carol Henning-Franczyk
7 months ago

Doug Alderfer and his organization CADE are doing great work for the school kids in the city of Philadelphia

Sandra Horrocks
7 months ago

This is a critically important program for the future of our children

karen javaruski
7 months ago
Jim Taylor
7 months ago

Doug and Monica and the whole CADE team do such extraordinary work. It is the hard work of making a difference in the lives of children and the communities you serve. Thank you.

Linda Fisher
7 months ago

Thank you for the great work you do.

Gayle & Larry Alderfer Fisher
7 months ago

Thank you for all you do!

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