Good Life Foundation
Ron Funderberg

Ron Funderberg

Meet Ron Funderberg, the CEO
Ron Funderberg, from young ambitious inner-city Syracuse youth to a mature modern CEO, has grown tremendously through his experience with the Good Life. In early stages of Good Life, Ron was simply a young mentee of founder Hasan “DJ Maestro” Stephens. He started by interning

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It’s Time To “Get R.E.A.L.” !

It’s Time To “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 for 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

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315 L.I.F.T.

315 L.I.F.T.

315 L.I.F.T. stands for Life Influencers Focusing Teens. Credible Messenger theory says that youth respond better when they connect with people from the community that have similar lived experiences and backgrounds. Our Life Coaches understand the streets because they have come from the streets.
 
315 L.I.F.T. is an Onondaga

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Perfection Rivers – Perfect Pictures

Perfection Rivers – Perfect Pictures

When Perfection Rivers came to Good Life in 2014, she was struggling socially and financially and in her words felt she was “at a stand still”. Through a referral from a friend, she sought out the mentoring of the GLYF and learned about life and entrepreneurship. Perfection then went on

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Beyond 16 Bars

Beyond 16 Bars

“Beyond 16 Bars” (B16B) – is a culturally competent interactive and experiential learning program series infused with Life skills and entrepreneurial themes to aid youth in social, emotional and personal development. “Beyond 16 Bars” creates understanding and new learning through utilizing Hip-Hop music and culture as a vehicle

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R.E.A.L. Business Entrepreneurship Spotlight Series

R.E.A.L. Business Entrepreneurship Spotlight Series

R.E.A.L. Business!
Entrepreneurship has been known to be linked to improved academic performance amongst youth because it connects R.E.A.L. life experiences and opportunities for revenue with education that youth are learning now. In partnership with El Java Quadir (Entrepreneurship Professor at Whitman School, Syracuse University) and the Whitman School of

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