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Change One Meetings

Our program is intended to aid in improving children’s cognitive, social, and emotional development through a range of educational classes and community volunteer experiences that expose youth to positive alternatives to behaviors that can lead to delinquency and/or arrest.
The heart of the program are the free monthly Change One meetings.
At the meetings, we provide a variety of speakers, comprised of former and present federal/state ex-offenders who share their experiences to address the unfortunate consequences of making poor choices.
Kids who participate in the program earn the right to apply for funding of an extra-curricular activity — up to $150 a month –at no cost to them. Also, upon request, we pay for tutoring and up to three college entry exams and applications.

Additionally, Real Talk provides a free mandatory parent support group, which includes a therapist to observe and monitor discussions between our monthly speaker and parents.
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You MUST Pre-Register

We request that you pre-register the participant/s prior to the monthly meeting. The participant must be eight years old in order to participate in the program. Further, any child that does not pre-register will not be permitted in the Program.


In order to graduate from the Program or receive sponsorship funds for a selected activity, participants must attend 4 Change One meetings (the first Tuesday of the month from 4:30-7:30pm) and 1 mandatory career prep class which takes place the last Tuesday of the month from 6pm-7:30pm. 

Additionally, parents must attend one mandatory parent group meeting and the fourth "Change One" meeting. 

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More than 2,100 and counting, youths have a brighter future, and $250,000+ sponsored for extracurricular activities.

You can make a difference by sponsoring a child, or volunteering with your time.
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