Four moms share their experience

When to start talking to your kids about college:

College teams make apparel for babies, and kids cheer for college sports teams alongside their parents on game day. Aside from knowing colleges exist, when do parents start talking to their children about attending a college or university? Shannon Wilson Sherman, Karen Kerr, Nne Ragland, and Jessica Forrest share when they started talking with their children about college.

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Aurelia Spaulding

Meet Aurelia

For a Real Change, Inc. is pleased to introduce you to Founder and Board Chair Aurelia Spaulding. We celebrate Aurelia and appreciate her vision and commitment to social change that she brings to the organization. Let us tell you about her.

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Julia Rivas

Meet Julia Rivas

For a Real Change, Inc. is pleased to introduce you to Finance Chair Julia Rivas. We celebrate Julia as a founding board member and appreciate her resilience and passion for people that she brings to the organization. Let us tell you about her.

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Dr. Tanja Bibbs

Meet Dr. Tanja Bibbs

For a Real Change, Inc. is pleased to introduce you to Vice Chair Dr. Tanja Bibbs. We celebrate Dr. Bibbs as a founding board member and appreciate the drive and passion for education that she brings to the organization. Let us tell you about her.

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Why For A Real Change?

For a Real Change, Inc. believes that we currently live in a time when our youth in Generation Z (born between 1997 – 2012) want to learn more and through different methods, and pursue activities and careers that provide an avenue for them to impact

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Student leaning against the wall holding books

What does being “College Ready” mean?

For a Real Change, Inc. is seeking responses from college graduates to answer the question “What does it mean to be college ready?” For those interested in sharing your experience, contact us at info@forarealchange.org. This information is being collected for an upcoming blog post in our College Ready section.

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volunteer your time and talents with us

Volunteers

Volunteers mean so much to For A Real Change, Inc. Volunteers may serve within programs or as contributing writers and creative volunteers supporting the programs in other ways. Specific volunteer opportunities will be posted on our Volunteer page as they become available.

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Mentors, teachers, speakers, and assistants

Mentors

Within For a Real Change, we believe that teachers, speakers, and assistants serve as mentors – advising and guiding the youth. The For a Real Change mentors empower youth by supporting them in identifying the power within themselves.

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our staff and board of directors

Our Team

The For a Real Change team consists of our executive director and board of directors. The board of directors meets monthly and remain our first supporters. Each board member volunteers with at least one For a Real Change program and promotes education in other areas of their lives.

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five teenage students with books and notebooks

Career Pursuit

Career Pursuit aims to advance young people’s understanding of varying academic programs and careers. The program takes place over a series of weekends outside of students’ regular classrooms, and it brings youth to a college campus to bring attention to educational pathways to potential careers. Career Pursuit engages young people in becoming better leaders for a better tomorrow.

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