For a Real Change, Inc. values partnerships, and Bowling Green, Kentucky is home to several organizations that support youth development along with community leaders who work together on different initiatives. We strive to connect with other nonprofits, businesses, and community leaders to further enhance our programs and initiatives. The following organizations are program partners, which means we engage in the planning meetings with them and they participate in one or more programs and events of For a Real Change: Boys to Men Leadership Group, Hispanic Organization for the Program of Education (HOPE), WKU Recruitment in Equity and Diversity in Teaching Program, multiple academic departments within Western Kentucky University and South Central Kentucky Community & Technical College Recruitment Office, Hope Harbor sexual trauma recovery center, and Light of Chance. The following partners engage through youth services and ensure their youth have access to participate: Bowling Green Junior High School and Henry F. Moss Middle School.
Bloom Enrichment Program
For a Real Change, Inc. serves as one of six partnering organizations to found the Bloom Enrichment Program. Bloom’s mission is to provide a virtual space for girls to blossom in social, emotional, physical, and mental wellness. Founding organizations/programs include BeautifulYOU, Becoming University, Bolden Beauty Industry, Girl in the Mirror Program, and LIFE Mentoring.
For a Real Change, Inc. is pleased to have support from WKU faculty and staff and multiple departments and colleges for our youth programs. Minding My Math Business is implemented by professors in the Math Department and Counseling & Student Affairs Department, and For a Real Change, Inc. is pleased to serve as a partner. WKU Recruitment in Equity and Diversity in Teaching Program and the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences partners with us for Dueña de mi futuro and supports My Sister is Succeeding.
Boys to Men Leadership Group
For a Real Change, Inc. works alongside Boys to Men Leadership Group for the Jonesville Academy program and Young Men Leading In Conference (also partnered with Light of Chance, Inc.) Our collaboration with Boys to Men also extends to the Out of Bounds program. B2M is an active supporter of youth development programs.