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» Get R.E.A.L.!

Get R.E.A.L.!


At The Good Life Philanthropic Youth Foundation, we simply ask youth to ‘GET REAL!” Get R.E.A.L. stands for20150218_132254 Ready To Enter and Accept Life. We meet youth where they are at and take them on a journey of social, emotional and personal development, while connecting them to the necessary resources for success, accountability, sustainability and growth. Good Life utilizes youth culture as a bridge to opportunity, understanding and real transferrable skills, in a culturally competent way. The Get R.E.A.L. Program is a comprehensive 1 year program for high risk youth to guide them toward success by focusing on 3 key areas: Life Skills (R.E.A.L. Talk), Asset Building & Financial Education (R.E.A.L. Money), and Entrepreneurship (R.E.A.L. Business) training. While each of these components are individual programs, youth who are in the “Get R.E.A.L.!” program will interact with all of these components with the help of an individual Life Coach, while developing a blueprint for their journey toward success called an Achieve My Plan (AMP), which is a map for strategic coaching consisting of key milestones in the areas of personal development, educational improvement, community reinvestment, and workforce development. This is achieved through individual coaching, group mentoring, experiential learning activities and cultural development projects and activities.


Life Coaching

Social, emotional and personal development is facilitated through a Life Coaching support system, connecting youth to meaningful relationships with young adults that care about their success, while helping them design, implement and execute a personal plan for success. The Life Coaching process is designed to include the parents or guardians, as well as upporting members to encourage and help youth achieve their plans. Although “Get R.E.A.L.” is a 1 year program, there are opportunties for youth have continued interaction with Good Life after the completion of that year and we continue to track their success.


Financial Literacy gives youth a sense of responsibility, understanding of money management, hope and actionable steps to step out of the mentality of poverty. Entrepreneurship helps improve academic performance, and draws a R.E.A.L. connection between life experience and opportunity with the education received in school, while opening the doors for the possibility of becoming young entrepreneurs or becoming part of the skilled workforce for “higher-than-minimum-wage” careers.

 The Good Life is driven by the belief that “A Good Life begins with REAL Connections.” We are the glue that forms meaningful connections, opportunities and access for those who don’t have them. 

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