The goal of the program is to build community and ensure that every student at CWES has an adult advocate in addition to their homeroom teacher. One who knows their names, says hello in the hall, compliments them when they see them being a good citizen, congratulates them at PTO programs, and encourages them whenever they see them. The group lessons follow a curriculum that focuses on the Alabama State Character Education course of study and make connections to other subjects such as math, science, and reading. All groups are led by a certified teacher and some may have another adult friend who joins the group conversations and participates at the direction of a certified teacher or administrator. The groups will meet for 30 minutes once a month. Each school in Auburn City Schools has been charged with creating a formal, structured program, such as our Cary Connect, addressing the goal of providing advocates for children.