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Positive Impact was a behavior modification program located around Bahía de Kino, Sonora in Mexico.

It did open around 1999 [1] and closed on yet unknown reasons around 2005.

The program was founded by John Andersen, who had a past at Island view. Several of the staffmembers were hired from the same facility.

Another staff member was Craig Rogers, who moved to Abundant Life Academy.

Around 2001 they were able to detain 62 male teenagers [2].

Program structure

The had several small dorms located in houses with names like Oceanography house, the Breakthrough house or Vida house.

Daily schedule

The week was divided into two. From Tuesday to Friday a sample of a daily schedule could look like this:

  • 06:00 Wakeup
  • 06:45 Physical Activity
  • 07:45 Personal Hygiene and Service Duties
  • 08:30 Breakfast / Cleanup and Service Duties
  • 09:00 Academics
  • 12:30 Lunch / Cleanup and Service Duties
  • 13:00 Guided Group Interactions
  • 14:30 Experiential Activities (Daily Rotation): Community Service,
    Specialty Groups, STEP Groups, Experiential Art/Music, Leadership Exercises or Triad Game
  • 16:30 Substance Abuse Group
  • 18:00 Dinner / Cleanup
  • 18:45 Community Meeting
  • 19:30 Personal Hygiene and Bedtime Preparations
  • 21:00 Lights out

Friday to Monday was less structured. The elements during this part of the week were:

  • Various tasks like: Community Meeting, Physical Activities, Camping/Hiking Excursions, Developmental Workshops, Church/Spiritual Reflection
  • Program Development elements like: Student Handbook Review, Positive Peer Culture Studies, "Mind Over Mood Group", Understanding the "Positive Impact Sayings", Focus on Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens"
  • Earned Activities like: Fishing Trips, Movie, Team Sports, Scuba Diving


One phone call per week to parents was granted when entering the program, but more could be earned. Parents were allowed every 2 months for a visit with family therapy included.


They offered high school courses delivered by the Keystone National High School. They also taught Spanish and expected all to be able to communicate in this language before they left the program.

External Links

Info pages

Message boards


  1. Schools & Program Visits - Jan, 2000, - industry marketing firm
  2. POSITIVE IMPACT, Bahia de Kino, Mexico Schools & Program Visits - Feb, 2001 - - industry marketing firm