Student Support: Relational And Transformative
Cor provides students (grades 7-12) with the skills and support needed to overcome academic barriers and gain access to future college and career opportunities. There are a number of ways Cor works with students:
Cor uses the positive power of athletics to help students build relationships, develop character, learn discipline, and create a pathway to a college education.
Cor creates opportunities for students to participate in a variety of different experiences and activities that help shape them into well-rounded people who see the world as an interesting and exciting place.
Cor’s foundational belief in transforming lives revolves around our staff and volunteer’s abilities to build relationships with our guys through the idea of accompaniment and to help form a network of young men growing together.
What Sets Us Apart
Cor believes that relationships are the most important catalyst to transformed lives because, without relationships, otherwise well-designed programs often fail. We also know that relationships by themselves are frequently not enough. For lives to be truly transformed, people must have access to quality resources they need to develop their capabilities AND relationships with others who can assist them in achieving their potential. Cor is able to produce transformative change by being deeply relational, while also providing a wide range of necessary services to help guys get to the places they want to be in life. Because of this, the young men we walk alongside view Cor as a brotherhood to belong to, not a program to participate in.
One of my favorite things about Cor is that it creates a natural accountability system within the guys that participate. Cor students create a motivational system among themselves. They are constantly encouraging, challenging and cheering each other on to pursue both academic and personal excellence. It’s a pretty amazing thing to witness.Amy McKenzieRock Bridge High School Teacher
Cor is an essential part of building relationships with students and helping them be successful in my classes. The support and encouragement for Cor students is amazing and the students' love and respect for all those who work at Cor is heartwarming! Cor is making a difference in the lives of students who might have otherwise given up on their education!Deborah McDonoughRock Bridge High School Teacher
Cor provides support for boys, their families and their teachers because a lack of understanding between these groups can form a wedge. Cor is a bridge. The Cor staff love kids, but also push them to be better people and hold them accountable. Cor doesn’t necessarily make life easier, nor do they offer a magic pill, but they give the boys and families a bigger picture, a bigger story than just their own.Michelle SchnakeGentry Middle School Teacher
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Cor is a proud recipient of the Boone County Children’s Services Fund