By Tim Kowols
Algoma School Superintendent Nick Cochart points to its students for the main driver of its success in 2017. Many of the stories are born from the Live Algoma Initiative, which was recognized earlier this year by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with its Culture of Health Prize. The award made Algoma one of eight communities in the country to earn the distinction thanks to the community’s involvement to make the city a healthier place to live, work, and play. From mentoring programs to initiatives promoting kindness, Cochart likes that it is the students taking the lead.
The Live Algoma Initiative has provided the district an opportunity to work with other schools on a worldwide basis, creating a network Cochart says will become more of a reality in 2018.