By Tim Kowols
Live Algoma cannot be defined as one thing or another, and school superintendent Nick Cochart prefers it that way. The city celebrated its recent Culture of Health Prize recognition from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation last month, which focused on the positive impact the initiative has had on the community’s health. “Improvement projects” like the current redesign of Algoma’s student council has also been part of the norm over the last few years. Cochart says Live Algoma has changed how people interact with one another.
Cochart says students have been participating in improvement sciences coursework from Harvard University, which creates a framework for how to develop a plan and understand how projects succeed and fail, over the last few years.