Israel’s unique in-school enrichment

Author: Avigayil Kadesh

The Karev program brings technology, art, music, drama, dance, robotics, social activism, debate, gardening and other subjects right into the school day.

Afterschool enrichment clubs teaching everything from art to archery are a common way for Israeli kids to broaden their horizons. But many parents cannot afford to send their children to clubs, and transportation poses a problem for working parents. In 1990, a better alternative was introduced – Karev, a joint public-private venture that is now the largest extracurricular program in Israel and one of a few that operates in school, during school hours. Karev enrichment is offered three times a week for one hour per session, reaching more than 260,000 elementary school students and preschoolers in 129 cities and towns. Continuarea