Pictured are left to right: Melson Maxime, Gerald “Moe” Mosher, Paula Lundi, Tianna Iannetta, Grace Brody, Ed Swift, Lyly Chea, Tony Vo, Brunia Polynice, Ivenson Gourgue and Executive Director of Keys to Be the Change, Heidi Golightly. Missing are: Marie Altidor, Angena Pierre, Rose Deralus, Tessa Eggers, Raven Niekerk, Julien Ohayon, Kensas Charles and Jewels Castillo.
Historic Tours of America is the lead corporate sponsor for Keys to Be the Change and their PeaceJam trip which will be on April 10 – 13. Twenty-two students from Monroe County will be traveling to Florida State University to attend the annual Leadership Conference. Students will meet and work with a Nobel Peace Laureate during the weekend conference. Historic Tours of America donated funds to help with scholarships that provide this opportunity to youth who otherwise would not be able to afford this trip.
Keys To Be The Change (KTBTC) Youth Leadership Clubs:
High school students participate in educational, cultural and skill-building activities that empower them to make positive changes in their lives and in their community.
KTBTC student leaders mentor younger children in need of reading assistance, develop and implement anti-bullying program presentations, and coordinate peer to peer alcohol and drug prevention education.
Giving back builds self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence which empowers youth to make healthy choices.
KTBTC youth leaders have the opportunity to attend PeaceJam which introduces them to a Nobel Peace Laureate.
To provide programs, education, awareness and opportunities that empower children, youth and adults to improve health, wellness and skills for success in school and life.