Susan Hirt Hagen CORE
Our Mission is to cultivate a holistic, intentional, and interdisciplinary approach to positive youth development by promoting resiliency and pro-social behavior. We facilitate community outreach, conduct research, and provide evaluation to support educational institutions, community agencies, and government initiatives that serve youth.
Programs and Services
Susan Hirt Hagen CORE provides evidence-based formal and informal mentoring for middle school, high school, and college students in Erie County. CORE also delivers trainings for community members and educators on topics related to mentoring best practices, positive youth development, trauma, and resilience. Finally, CORE conducts applied research on risk and protective factors for youth, and provides program evaluation services for myriad organizations, nonprofits, and educational institutions.