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.