The typical student referred to CEP often lives below the poverty line, in a single parent home and in neighborhoods with high crime rates. Many of our students violated the school districts Code of Student Conduct and were disruptive in their classrooms prior to referral to our program. In some cases, these students contributed to campus violence and crime.
Many of our students don’t have a structured, nurturing environment and often change schools frequently as their family changes employment or residences. For the first time, many of these students have an opportunity to get back on track and graduate from high school.
Many CEP students live in neighborhoods surrounded by violence, gangs and drugs. CEP offers a safe haven and a brighter future.
Aaron CEP Student, Philadelphia
CEP Partnership Programs help make public schools safer by reducing violence.