The North Canton City Schools CARE Team (Coordinate and Align Resources to Engage, Empower and Educate youth, family and community) is designed to assist students and their families with nonacademic barriers. The implementation of CARE Teams is comprised of teachers, administrators and staff from multiple community agencies including law enforcement, mental health, alcohol and drugs, and other social service agencies located throughout the county. The team works together in a school-based environment to address challenges facing the at-risk student population and their families.
Mrs. Kristen Gaskell, a retired school counselor from North Canton City Schools, is the Family Support Specialist. for Hoover High School, North Canton Middle School and Greentown Intermediate School. Mrs. Sue Oryszak, a retired NCCS teacher, is the Family Support Specialist for Clearmount Elementary School, Northwood Elementary School and Orchard Hill Intermediate School. Both Mrs. Gaskell and Mrs. Oryszak serve as liaisons, working closely with all stakeholders involved. They have implemented the North Canton Cares Network to help those individuals who are new to the community, or current members who can not afford to purchase needed clothing items. Donations of money or new North Canton apparel or other new clothing items are being accepted. Please contact Mrs. Gaskell ior Mrs. Oryszak if you wish to assist in this area:
Mrs. Gaskell can be reached at this email address
and Mrs. Oryszak can be reached here
Funding for this program is partially supplemented by United Way of Greater Stark County.