Upon enrollment, each youth, working with their Youth Developnent Specialist (YDS), develops a comprehensive individualized success plan, with longer-term goals such as graduating from high school broken into smaller steps, e.g. raising class attendance to 90%, or getting tutoring help. Through breaking long-term goals down and supporting the young people in accomplishing each smaller step, OPP provides an accessible route for them to achieve consistent, affirming and sustainable success. In addition, each path is flexible and goals and interim steps can be updated and adjusted based upon a youth’s circumstances or overall change in goal.
Staff make weekly contact to catch up, review and adjust services as needed. Regular communication is key to success with this population.