Our staff works to identify, often in partnership with other youth-serving agencies, young people who are facing particularly at risk environments. These young people are formed into cohorts of 8-12 students, and an Aliquippa Impact staff member serves as their cohort leader.
Ideally, young people participate in their cohort at least through high school graduation. Over these years, students set yearly goals and grow in the developmental assets. Our staff connects cohort participants to a variety of developmental opportunities. The cohort forms a “family” bond – encouraging one another and supporting one another over the long haul.