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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
Keys to Be the Change, Inc.
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.
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.
PeaceJam introduces youth to another way of thinking...
Providing stability in an unstable life...
Spreading the word!
Working to make reading fun with the M.O.R.E. Program
BUILDING SELF-CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM THROUGH KIDS WIN MENTORING PROGRAM
Nobel Laureate Adolfo Perez
Mentors Optimizing Reading Excellence - MORE
Mentors Optimizing Reading Excellence Literacy Program
OUTSTANDING YOUTH LEADER VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE PROCLAMATION FROM CITY OF KEY WEST
KEY WEST POLICE CHIEF SEAN BRANDENBURG MENTORS WEEKLY WITH KIDS WIN PROGRAM
FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM TEACHES SUSTAINABILITY
YOUTH LEADERS SUPPORTING WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
SENIOR JOSUE GOMEZ CELEBRATES SUCCESS IN THE KIDS WIN PROGRAM