The Jonesville Academy is presented by two youth-serving nonprofits, Boys to Men Leadership Group Kentucky, Inc. and For a Real Change, Inc. The Executive Directors for these two youth-serving 501c3 nonprofits began meeting in 2020 about a collaboration to close the achievement gap of Black and Brown young men and equip the next generation of Bowling Green youth to build self-confidence and become leaders in their schools and in our community.
Mission and Vision
The Jonesville Academy program and curriculum are designed for Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and multi-racial young men in grades 3-8 in Bowling Green and Warren County. Jonesville Academy Scholars are young men who themselves would like to accept the opportunity to extend their learning beyond their elementary, middle school, or junior high school to work toward a pathway to success that includes interactive learning from teachers of color, mentorship, networking, and community engagement with peers.
The mission of the Jonesville Academy is to equip underrepresented minority males with the tools necessary to succeed.
The Jonesville Academy vision is to close the achievement gap while developing leadership and social skills and confidence amongst underrepresented minority males.