Project C.O.P.E.

Cultivating Opportunities to Promote and Empower

Project C.O.P.E. provides comprehensive services to at-risk youth and their families. These services include: parent engagement, academic support, applied behavioral analysis, mental health services for the family, substance abuse awareness, and college preparation. The goal of the program is to end the pipeline to prison by ensuring every child has the tools they need to succeed.

Why Project C.O.P.E.?

Project C.O.P.E. recognizes the profound impact of trauma on children’s learning, behavior, and well-being. Studies highlight children who have been exposed to adverse childhood experiences often struggle academically, display challenging behaviors, and become disruptive. We mitigate these effects with comprehensive interventions, offering a pathway to resilience. Together, we create a brighter future for these children and their families.

Project C.O.P.E. Objectives


  • Proficiency in Reading & Math
  • Accessibility & Equity
  • Graduation Rate


  • Office Referrals
  • Suspension Rates
  • Juveniles entering into the
  • Juvenile Justice System

Our Goal

To give students and families resources and tools to support positive progress in everyday life and learning.

The Pillars of Project C.O.P.E.

After School Program Provides each student with small group instruction that includes an individual action plan, academic support and one-to-one direct support with other life challenges

Behavioral Services Program Assists when necessary to support students’ mental health and provides nurturing support when interventions are required.

Free Transportation Program Provides program access to more students with pick-up and drop-off services to and from the C.O.P.E. after-school program. 

Food Program Provides all participants with daily snacks and meals aligned with USDA guidelines for proper nutrition.

Qualifications for Project C.O.P.E.

  • Boys and girls ages 5-17 who are struggling due to academics or problem behaviors
  • Students and families involved with the Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Children ages 5-17 who live in high-poverty communities

Our mission is to build success for children from high-poverty communities through mastery of reading and math competencies and development of empowering behavioral skills; we eliminate barriers to their success and reduce risk factors which place their futures in jeopardy.