R.E.A.L. WEALTH is what we call a “cultural economics” program. In other words, we use Hip-Hop culture and youth culture to teach youth about perspectives on money and how to create, manage and build assets. We also inform youth on the ways in which their cultures may affect the way
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
It’s Time To “Get R.E.A.L.” !
At The Good Life Philanthropic Youth Foundation, we simply ask youth to ‘GET REAL!” 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 success,
R.E.A.L. LIFE describes our mentoring and life navigation program. Through credible messengers and building strong personal and group relationships, we help guide youth toward success and navigate through the everyday obstacles they sometimes face.
315 L.I.F.T. – Life Influencers Focusing Teens Mentoring Program
315 L.I.F.T. is an Onondaga County
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
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 to convey […]
R.E.A.L. Success – Entrepreneurship & Career Readiness
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