Our Featured Experiences:

BOLD Conversations

The BOLD Conversations is a series of interviews with thought-provoking individuals in various creative careers. 

Many of us bring our children up telling them things like, “Do something else; you won’t make money doing that.” “This field is where the money is; become a _____ and you will make more money.” With these words, we restrict them and often they are coerced into thinking that these things that may make them the most money were really their calling, when in reality, it sets them up to be miserable, and worst of all, they don’t get the chance to explore any other options. With proper guidance and the exposure to alternatives, youth can decide for themselves. Having celebrities, and high-profile individuals who are positive influences speak to our youth, a difference can be made and it may even change their lives. If they are not exposed to information or even certain life experiences, how will they know their options? How will they maximize their potential? And how will they become a Noble, Driven and Successful individual in this world, and not be another statistic? This is why we call it the BOLD experience; it goes beyond the four walls of the classroom. It’s mentors like those of BOLD MYNDS that will lead and inspire youth to challenge themselves to take that extra step and walk into their destiny, boldly owning every part of their dignity.
Financial Literacy: Money MYNDfulness

BOLD  MYNDS presents the Financial Literacy: Money MYNDfulness Series. These sessions are part of our unconventional and progressive approach to helping establish economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, and generational wealth in our local communities. Financial Literacy is an integral component of BOLD MYNDS’ mission of empowering today’s young people and their concept of money and wealth. As we expose them to non-traditional career paths and opportunities, we weave together important financial themes encompassing, but not limited to, building healthy financial habits, SMART money goal setting, character building, and much more. We aim to develop a broad spectrum of foundational money MYNDfulness instilling common “cents” that cover topics from financial vocabulary/terms to understanding structural economic systems. In these sessions, we bring family and finances together to dispel myths, stereotypes, and build a wholesome perception surrounding earning, spending, and giving money in the lives of our local communities today.

Film Production

Our Film Production sessions provide our Bolders' with hands-on training and mentoring to take various film concepts through the process of developing and producing content. We teach our Bolders' film terminology as well as the anatomy of the camera. 

This past summer we started the “Our Life Without” series. For this series, our focus was on Essential Workers.  We interviewed frontline workers that don’t get the recognition that they deserve but are on the frontlines providing us services that we utilize every day.

Creative Writing and Public Speaking

Learn tips to help conquer your stage fright, lean into your authentic voice and elevate your oral communication skills.

At the end of this five-part workshop series, students will be able to:

 Acknowledge the fear of public speaking

  • Develop strategies to combat speech anxiety

  • Speak from a calm and empowered state of mind

  • Prepare and organize their thoughts for effective and clear speech

  • Align their body language and messages

Our Exclusive Experiences:

The Peoples Film Festival-A Virtual Reality Experience:

BOLD MYNDS heard a group of panelists speak about the development of VR Films. The youth had the opportunity to learn and explore more about gaming, tech, art and much more. During this trip, some of our youth took the subway for the FIRST time! We taught them proper etiquette while traveling and using public transportation.

Good Morning America (GMA) Summer Concert Series feat. NE-YO:

College was out for the summer, school testing was done, and BOLD MYNDS was able to start off the summer experiencing NE-YO live in concert!

Know Your Worth Workshop:

BOLD MYNDS participated in the necessary dialogue with men and women about vision and worth. This event taught them to be bold, focus on their vision and not allow anyone or anything to get in the way. This event, just like all others, definitely fit our mission and vision for our youth.

Criminal Justice and Reform:

BOLD MYNDS participated in a community event where Criminal Justice professionals spoke about the effective ways of making changes in the community. The youth had the chance to experience an actual car stop workshop, where volunteer law enforcement professionals acted out real-life scenarios with our teens. Our teens also had the opportunity to reverse the role to get the full experience. This provided them the clear understanding of the law and taking proper precautions when out in the real world.

iHeart Health & Wellness Expo feat. Dr. Oz:

BOLD MYNDS got the opportunity to see Dr. Oz and a host of others up close and personal speak about health and wellness. They were able to get hands-on experience learning about all the benefits of taking care of yourself mentally and physically.

Dorney Park and The Wildwater Kingdom:

BOLD MYNDS partnered up with another youth group to take them to a theme park.

Check out the pictures in our gallery!