What is C.A.T.E.S. after-School?

My 7 year old son is a very good soccer player for his age, but this year his coach was blown away by how good he was and asked him if he had been practicing. We give credit to the fact that he has been consistently running in the running program during C.A.T.E.S. after-School.

Opening a Child's Eyes to New Ideas

C.A.T.E.S. after-School is…

…a set of programs that provides exciting after-school/weekend opportunities that are designed to challenge a youth’s thinking and motivation.

…is a series of programs that are interesting and unique and designed to open a child’s eyes to new ideas.

…structured to maintain focus and interest, interspersed with regular breaks.

…a series of 1 1/2 hour segments that begin at 2:00, 3:30 and 5:00. (For more detailed information on schedule, click here.)

C.A.T.E.S. after-School is also…

…a seamless extension to C.A.T.E.S. Academy. Students of C.A.T.E.S. Academy are automatically a part of C.A.T.E.S. after-School.

…open to other students, including students from C.A.T.E.S. Home School Co-op and other schools.

For more information on C.A.T.E.S. Academy, click here.

Three Tiered Opportunities

Our Three Goals

There are three goals that we try to accomplish in all of the after-school programs.

  • We Redirect. Using structured activities called C’sing the Moments, themes include:
    • CreatureUsing Creatures as a form of therapy, we have worked with dogs, horses and chickens, etc.
    • Concert: Life can be a symphony or a cacophony of noise. We teach youth discipline through the beauty of music.
    • CraftUsing the arts, we work with youth to develop something that they can call their own.
    • ClassyClassy is instilling confidence in what it means to be a lady or a gentleman. Sometimes, we take girls out for a makeover. Other times, we may teach boys and girls how to dance.
    • Cultivation: Agriculture is filled with many activities that provide hard work and discipline for youth.
    • CulinaryCulinary is using food as a creative way to express oneself as well as serve others. We teach youth to create, combine, cook and cater.
    • CommunityRecognizing the need for a healthy community of friends to help keep us encouraged and grounded in life, we provide opportunities that support others in need. Sometimes we may experience a field trip with a Home School group. Other times, we may do team building with a youth group .
    • Care: Giving to others is important in helping youth see someone as more important than themselves. Sometimes we may go to a nursing home. Other times, we may help at a dog shelter.
    • Conquer: There many challenges in life. Using Sports, we will teach what it means to conquer those challenges with confidence.

For detailed information on each C.A.T.E.S. after-School program, click here.

  • We Respond. Our goal is to build a youth’s character through positive reinforcement by finding the good in them (rather than breaking their spirit by pointing out their failures). Every week, we use themes for challenge, and every day we teach something that pertains to the theme. A sample of themes includes Confidence, Grateful, Anger, Forgiveness and Joy, to name a few.
  • We Rejoice. The joy of the Lord is our strength. Our faith is lived and not forced. We are saved by grace but a youth can only understand grace if grace is given. Though there are consequences to actions, our goal is to find every opportunity to see the good that God has instilled in their lives. Each day, during school and after-school, we memorize scripture or famous quotes that support our theme of the week. For more information on current quotes and scripture, click here.


If your student is currently in C.A.T.E.S. Academy, fees for a certain number of programs in C.A.T.E.S. after-School are included in the overall cost. If you would like for your child to be in C.A.T.E.S. after-School only, please contact kent@4families.org or call (844) 54-FAMILY -or- (844) 543-2645 and we will discuss our reasonable fees with you.