CAPPs wraps up summer enrichment program

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Selma Times-Journal

Many area students have taken advantage of local summer enrichment programs.

The Selma Disabilities Advocacy Program Multi-needs Center, located at 701 Lauderdale St., wrapped up its summer enrichment program, Child Advocacy Academic Programs (CAAPs), on Thursday, July 12.

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The program began in June and students participated in various enrichment activities involving job training, technology, mentoring and transitioning in educational


The center partnered with the Selma-Dallas County Library and the Selma CareerLink to provide activities for the participating students.

Bates said she wanted to thank the library and CareerLink staff members for &8220;setting up special things for my kids with special needs.&8221;

All participating students received T-shirts bearing the CAAPs logo and artwork by mentor and Supplemental Service Provider Joe Bates.

Joe, 17, is a senior at Selma High School.

CAPPs has been around for eight years and its goal is to &8220;strive to enhance daily academic performance, self-esteem, self-confidence and self-advocating skills to bridge the reading and math gaps in the crisis that affects children with disabilities.&8221;