Youth Programs / Youth Leaders

Drug and Alcohol Prevention - Anti-Bullying
Reading Literacy - Mentoring - 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.

Board of Directors

President

Tara Whitehead

Vice-President

Ebenson Michelin

Treasurer

Andrea Spottswood

Secretary

Anita Butler

Directors

Elena Spottswood
Judy Greenman



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

Heidi Golightly

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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 State Attorney's office, and the United States Coast Guard mentor at risk youth weekly in both middle and high school to reduce truancy and increase grades. Currently we have a 70% success rate.





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

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

Assorted Programs

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Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

KTBTC Student leaders participate in SADD activities monthly including National Red Ribbon Week, Unity Day, Drunk/Drugged Driving Awareness and other positive activities to promote healthy choices as well as drug and alcohol free lifestyles.






PEACEJAM LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

PeaceJam ia 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.


FARM TO SCHOOL/AQUAPONICS

Students meet weekly to plant, water, weed and learn about growing their own food for sustainability purposes as well as healthy eating habits. The students integrate math and science concepts which include growth areas and square footage by plant type, measuring plant growth, calculating time needs for harvesting and learning what nature can do to the process both positive and negative.