Individual attention to each and every student is an important part of the Opportunity Impact program model as we address the unique needs of high-risk youth living in public housing.
Opportunity Impact conducts weekly one-on-one sessions with youth and staff. Both full-time staff members meet with two students per day. This ensures that the students’ goals are being met, identifies any issues and lets them update their action plans to ensure they are getting the most from this youth development program.
At Opportunity Impact, we recognize that to best serve the unique needs of our youth participants we need to work together with their families. Home visits promote open communication and a collaborative relationship, for the best interests of the child.
Skilled professionals work on site with youth in a group setting to develop emotional awareness and work on group support strategies. Support is also available in individual settings, as needed, so that youth can heal from any trauma or challenges experienced early in their lives and it will not interfere in their personal or social development. Emotional and personal development is an essential foundation for all the youth participants in Opportunity Impact.
In order to fully support youth and all the unique needs that may arise for them, their families or their community, Opportunity Impact makes referrals to other agencies for services not offered on site. Comprehensive services fill the gaps in service offered by the public assistance that many families already receive and enhance the overall quality of life for the youth in our program. Through collaborations with existing organizations and agencies we can offer support and services for all situations that may arise in the life of each student.