What’s happening at CAPA?

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The Council on Accreditation (COA) announced Thursday, March 15, that it has approved the accreditation of the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) through January 31, 2016.
“CAPA’s achievement represents the fulfillment of countless hours of hard work and the dedication of many people, most notably by members of their staff and board of directors,” stated Richard Klarbert, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Accreditation.
CAPA was first accredited in 2007 and is required to go through the reaccreditation process every four years.
KidFest, a free celebration for children and their parents, happens on Saturday, March 31st,  at Cross Creek Shopping Center located on the corner of Highways 170 and 280 in Beaufort. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., more than 60 area programs will host the fun events and games with performances by local agencies and individuals. Marine Corps Community Services, the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) and the Exchange Club of Beaufort sponsor the event. Now in its 17th year,  KidFest is designed to provide lots of fun activities for children, and educational/awareness information for parents about many of the services available in the local community.
CAPA will also host a Step Up for Kids Rally on Friday, April 20,  at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Bluffton High School and a 5K/10K Run/Walk in Beaufort on Saturday, April 21,  featuring keynote speaker Elizabeth Smart. The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Rally tickets begin at $15 each. Walk/run participation is $35 and $15 for junior walkers, ages 8 to 12.
“CAPA is excited about this unique opportunity to bring Elizabeth Smart here with her powerful message about her abduction and recovery which motivates parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide to focus on children’s safety,” Susan Cato, CAPA Executive Director, said.
For ticket and sponsorship information, go to www.capabeaufort.org or call 843-524-­4350.