Programs

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For a Real Change, Inc. offers multiple programs for young people from kindergarten through high school with collaborative initiatives for college students. All of our programs strive to educate young people and advance critical thinking skills in order to develop leaders to make a positive difference in the world.

Dueña de Mi Futuro (Owner of My Future)

Dueña de Mi Futuro by For a Real Change is an enrichment program designed especially for Latina girls in grades 6-12. The program creates a space for girls to develop strategies for success by exploring avenues to address social, emotional, and cultural barriers.

My Sister is Succeeding (MySiS)

MySiS is an academically-engaging mentoring program designed for Black teen girls to script their path to success. My Sister is Succeeding uses three primary pillars, My Mind, My Voice, My Path, to connect girls who desire to excel or continue excelling academically in leadership through language arts.

Jonesville Academy

The Jonesville Academy is a partnership between For a Real Change, Inc. and Boys to Men Leadership Group KY. The mission of the Jonesville Academy is to equip underrepresented minority males with the tools necessary to succeed. 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.  

Minding My Math Business

Minding My Math Business is a four-day inclusive summer program for Black and Brown youth to learn rigorous mathematics that develops the young scholars’ mathematical identity and celebrates them as gifted mathematicians. Additionally, the young scholars will engage in and learn about mindfulness and meditative interventions for overcoming negative emotions that often accompany math anxiety. This program is organized by WKU professors from the Departments of Mathematics and Counseling & Student Affairs in partnership with For a Real Change, Inc. and The Kelly M. Burch Institute for Transformative Practices in Higher Education.

Living as Leaders

Living as Leaders aims to develop the leadership capacity in youth through creating a foundational understanding of leadership and increasing each youth’s knowledge of common life skills. Living as leaders uses applied learning to build upon each youth’s ability to apply leadership to life skills. This three-weekend interactive programming engages young people in becoming better leaders at home and in the community. Living as Leaders is implemented in partnership with LIFE Mentoring.

Young Men Leading In.

Young Men Leading In… is a day conference for grades 6-12 focused on educating young men for leading in opportunistic and adverse situations. This conference creates a space for young men to expand their thinking of leadership going into a new academic year by learning about and discussing leadership qualities within the context of leading in different situations. Leadership facilitators will lead topics with young men broken into small breakout rooms based on age and grade, and a closing speaker will address the entire group.