The Education and Child Development Academy of Johansen High School will be hosting a children's carnival fund-raiser called "C.A.I.R.E. for Fun?" April 18 from 5 to 9 p.m.
The fund-raiser will help the the non-profit agency C.A.I.R.E. (Child Abuse Interviews Referrals and Exams) Center. The agency helps child molest and abuse victims through evidence gathering interviews done by law enforcement. According to the Center, this agency "is a comfortable place where children feel safe and free from distractions." "C.A.I.R.E. for Fun?" will be held behind the Johansen High gym and will feature carnival games, cultural entertainment, food, henna painting, and a silent auction. Cost for adults is $5; children 12 and under $3.
This event is the culmination of the Johansen High seniors' final Academy project. The project is designed to help reinforce community awareness among high school students and to give them a sense of giving back to the community.
Each year, students research various community agencies in Stanislaus County and then choose one to raise funds and provide community awareness for.
In the past, the Education and Child Development seniors have raised funds in the thousands of dollars for the Children's Crisis Center, the John McFall School of Autism, and CASA of Stanislaus County.