SUZANNE OTIS

President

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KATHLEEN SHAMWELL

Community School Director
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JANET HOPE CHOE

Social Worker
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OUR MISSION

At P2L we believe that all children have the creative and intellectual power to be a positive agent in their schools, communities, and lives.

Our students are challenged on a daily basis by stress, violence, and poverty; this impacts their ability to learn, make positive decisions, and form healthy relationships. For many, these challenges are overwhelming: they struggle academically, fall behind, and drop out. P2L works with students, teachers, and parents to change this trajectory. Through mentoring and interactive curriculum based in learning science, child development, social emotional learning, and neuroscience we help students to build self -image, resiliency, and social skills, and we motivate and teach them self-direction, self-management, and goal setting to enable them to become thriving and successful adults

OUR HISTORY

We are a dedicated group of educators who have over 10 years of experience working with students empowering them to identify their strengths, set goals and create strategies to stay in school and pursue a path towards post- secondary education, career, and positive and healthy adulthood.

P2L developed out of work that our sister company, The Leadership Program, has been implementing in schools across New York City over the past 20 years. The not-for-profit venue provides an avenue to address the severe and omnipresent needs that many of The Leadership Program’s students suffer from.

RESEARCH-BASED PROGRAMS

P2L’s programs have been developed in NYC public school classrooms for some of its most at-risk students. Curriculum are research based and grounded in social work, child development, and social emotional development theory. Our After School curriculum has been evaluated and successfully implemented in over 100 schools over the past 10 years and students have consistently shown improvement in pro-social skills, attendance, and school attachment. RISE has also demonstrated increases school attachment and attendance, as well as credit accumulation for program participants. Click here to learn more about our program outcomes.

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