We are Austin invited SaulPaul and the Council on At-Risk Youth (CARY) to share about the upcoming CARY It Forward gala on CBS news. CARY’s Ashley Ibsen, talked about the work they do in schools to serve youth and be a positive influence for students and youth around Texas. As part of the event, SaulPaul and the SaulPaul Foundation to empower at-risk youth with the skills they need to avoid crime and violence. SaulPaul shared with Chelsey Khan, We Are Austin host, that CARY is the organization that he didn’t have growing up. He was a person like the youth CARY serve, who need mentorship and guidance. With a similar mission to CARY, SaulPaul work to positively impact the lives of youth through his message and music. You can watch the full video here.
CARY was formed in 1999 in response to the Columbine tragedy in an effort to increase school safety and disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. CARY has successfully provided services for over 25,000 children since its founding. CARY currently serves 1,400 students in 14 middle and high schools across four school districts in Central Texas.