Why CAAEL?

CAAEL is critical and life-changing programming for alternative school students

Group of co-ed adolescent volleyball players standing on bleachers

Many alternative schools have traditionally lacked extracurricular programming like Athletics, Arts, and Academic Competitions.

Without these programs, the students who often need them the most are missing opportunities for goal-setting, teamwork, and sportsmanship – vital components of whole-student development. 

Without CAAEL, educators at alternative schools would face challenges in developing extracurricular learning opportunities.

THEY WOULD NEED TO MANAGE:

Choosing which extracurriculars to offer

Sourcing and training educator-coaches and officials

Planning the events, competitions, and tournaments

Finding other schools to participate

Ongoing maintenance of record keeping, inventory, and problem solving

group of adolescents sitting across from one another playing chess

With the overflowing amount of tasks that are on these educators’ plates, they just don’t have the people, time or resources to create viable extracurricular learning opportunities for their students.

That’s where CAAEL comes in!

CAAEL empowers alternative educators to easily offer extracurriculars to their students.

With the already overflowing tasks that are on these educators’ plates, they just don’t have the people, time or resources to create viable extracurricular learning opportunities for their students.

That’s where CAAEL comes in!

CAAEL empowers alternative educators to easily offer extracurriculars to their students.

WE DO ALL OF THE WORK TO:

Offer educators a wide range of sports and activities to choose participate in

Train coaches, officials and entire school staff

Handle all of the scheduling of leagues and events

Review reports after each event to ensure a strong and healthy league

Even better…

…we deliver high impact for a low cost per student!

We do this by:

Basing our programming on school partnerships rather than direct student intervention

Delivering our programs through member schools’ existing instructors — who know their students best!

Utilizing our member schools’ existing resources and transportation

But does caael work?

Yes, it does!

Research has repeatedly shown that participation in extracurricular activities helps kids…

Our educators, students, and parents describe CAAEL’s impact like this: