Youth Programs / Youth Leaders

Mentoring
Literacy - Prevention - Leadership

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - Fredrick Douglass

 
 

Mission Statement

To provide programs, education, awareness and opportunities that empower children, youth and adults to improve health, wellness and skills for success in school and in life.

Our Vision

A community where youth feel loved, respected and appreciated so they refrain from drugs, alcohol and violence and ultimately lead a healthy lifestyle.



 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

            PRESIDENT
         Ebenson Michelin

           TREASURER 
         Andrea Spottswood

            DIRECTORS
           Tara Whitehead
         Elena Spottswood
              Jorge Lopez
        Sean Brandenburg
             Bonnie Helms


 


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Interested in Keys To Be The Change Programs?

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Executive Director
Heidi Golightly
541-974-4398
heidirgolightly@gmail.com

Assistant Director
Amy Harper
305-304-9108
amyharper0@gmail.com

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Hello Friends and Neighbors:

Thanks for visiting Keys to Be the Change, Inc. We are thrilled to have you wander around our website and take a peek at what we are doing in the community. As you may know, we are a grass roots, 501(c)3, non-profit corporation. We create programs that empower children, youth and adults to thrive in school and in life. We are pleased to announce that we are currently involved in about 500 students lives on a weekly basis here in the Keys. Our mentoring programs along with our Youth Leadership endeavors and our Farm to School Initiatives are being met with great enthusiasm.

We could not do any ot this without the support of the  Monroe County School District, Monroe County Board of County Commissioners, City of Key West, Key West Police Department, and the many community donors, businesses and volunteers who support us every day of the year. We thank you! We are all examples of being the change we wish to see in the world. We are reaching out for donations from our friends and neighbors to help sustain all of our programs for next year. Please feel free to use paypal or send a check to: Keys to Be the Change, Inc.- 1208 Watson Street, Key West, FL  33040. 

Very gratefully yours,

Heidi R. Golightly
Executive Director
Keys to Be the Change, Inc.
541-974-4398
heidirgolightly@gmail.com
www.keystobethechange.com



OUR PROGRAMS

KIDS WIN: PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS (KW:PTS)

Key West Police Department officers and personnel,  the United States Coast Guard. the United States Navy, Monroe County School District personnel and community volunteers mentor at risk youth in both middle and high school to reduce truancy, increase grades, as well as helping to build self-confidence and self esteem.





Mentors Optimizing Reading Excellence M.O.R.E.

Youth leaders, community volunteers  as well as an adult reading coach,  meet weekly with reluctant readers to improve reading skills.

Assorted Programs

Group

YOUTH LEADERS

Keys to Be the Change student leaders participate in prevention activities including vaping awareness, Human Trafficking awareness,  Red Ribbon Week, Unity Day, Drunk/Drugged Driving awareness campaigns and community service activities. The goal of this program is to promote healthy choices which include living life without drugs, alcohol or violence.


PEACEJAM LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

PeaceJam is an international education program built around Nobel Peace Prize Laureates who mentor youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. The goal of PeaceJam is to inspire a new generation of leaders who will transform themselves, their local communities, and the world. Youth go through a major transformation in their lives once they have attended PeaceJam!


FARM TO SCHOOL/FARM TO TABLE

Keys to Be the Change provides students and community members the opportunity to learn about growing organic vegetables for sustainability purposes as well as promoting healthy eating habits. Raised beds, tower gardens and aquaponics systems are all utilitzed in this endeavor.
 
 

 

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