Change The Play Inc. (CTP), an Educational/Charitable 501(c)(3) organization utilizes interest areas to create programming for at-risk youth focusing on Education, Healthy Lifestyle Choices, and Identity.
Through teaching the Arts, promoting alternative careers / entrepreneurial options in sports, music, fashion, and entertainment we help young people push past their internal boundaries to become leaders and positive agents for change in their communities. Our programing highlights lesser known career and entrepreneurial paths as practical alternatives to being on the field, ball court, or stage. It is our goal to leave participants with the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to build careers or businesses in their interest areas. Thus advancing the economic stability for youth in the communities we serve.
Our proven strategy is to mix the at-risk youth with their higher achieving peers in a controlled environment to assure that the at-risk have the opportunity to ascend to the level of the students who function at faster pace; and in turn the higher achieving peers are put in a mentorship role.
CTP’s Programming reinforces common core subject matter by showing real world application of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). CTP’s programming core concepts promote financial, economic, business, social media, marketing, and entrepreneurial literacy. Lesser known, realistic career options in the music, sports, fashion/retail industries will be highlighted to reinforce self-efficacy. Students will learn how mental and physical wellness are fundamental to success in other areas.