CPS Connection is an after school program for middle school students in Cleveland's inner city schools. The objective of our group is to provide a positive influence in students' lives that will encourage them to avoid negative influences. This is done by providing fun and dynamic programs that kids want to participate in (like introduction to art and music, debates about current affairs that affect them, hands-on science and math demonstrations and projects, or a creative business project). The programming will be tailored to the kid's interests, so as to facilitate maximum participation and to get the kids to want to come to our program. The idea isn't to tutor these kids or prepare them for a test, but to encourage them to be curious about the world around them. Case students will be an integral part of this program, as they will serve as role models and leaders of the programs for the students. This will be a unique opportunity for Case students to experience the diverse cultural heritage that Cleveland's children comprise.