What We Do
We imagine steps to success and write the Imagination Lists.
We set S.M.A.R.T. goals and teach others to do the same.
We facilitate virtual group meetings to prepare teens to write step-by-step action plans.
We journey alongside each student to ensure their plans support and propel the achievement of their goals.
Who We Are
Our Mission is to motivate teens to prep for life by empowering them to plan strategic action steps that lead to success.
Our team envisions being the go-to student leadership organization where teens find a safe virtual space to have conversations about any subject while they learn skills and techniques to lead. In this space, tutors, coaches, and mentors nurture teens so that they feel equipped with confidence to go in the direction of their personal and professional desires.
Our plan includes collaborating with the community to agree on best practices to guide and protect the spiritual, social, and academic integrity of students in school districts throughout New Jersey and beyond.
For teens to grow, commit 50 hours - about 60 minutes a week for 1 year - to the program.
Calendar page has a list of events to join our virtual presentations, meetings, and workshops.
Catch up with presentations after submitting the application.
In This Order:
Attend RULE's Virtual Orientation
Take Leadership & Personality Assessments
Commit to being a member of A Support Team
Goals In Progress
- Increase goal-setting awareness
- Reduce complacency and procrastination
- Increase student-to-student interactions
- Reduce loneliness and isolation
- Increase study skills proficiency
- Reduce low academic performance
- Goals achieved
- New friends
- Impressive study skills
- Leadership skills
- Extra-Credit Grades
Our board members are professionally diverse. More importantly, they work strategically to ensure that activities and transactions are advancing RULE's mission.
Although nonprofit organizations in the State of New Jersey have the capacity to seat 10 members on their board, RULE has six members, three of whom are officers.
Our board members oversee the efficient use of program assets. In addition, they assure the government and the public that the organization is functioning in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Our Board of Trustees
Keith B. Allen, Esq.
Linda A. Hicks, M.Ed.
Eric R. Null, B.F.A.
High Ridge, MO
Councilman Robert L. Artis
Prospect Park, NJ
Dr. Stephanie D. Taylor, PhD
Edward A. Jones Sr.
Abdoulaye Sanogo, M.E.
Denise R. Blackwood