The Jonesville Academy is presented by Boys to Men Leadership Group Kentucky, Inc. and For a Real Change, Inc. The Executive Directors for these two youth-serving 501c3 nonprofits began meeting in 2020 about a collaboration to close the achievement gap of black and brown youth and further their organizations’ focus equipping youth for success. 

Co-Founder / Co-Director

Tyreon Clark

Tyreon Clark is the Executive Director of Boys To Men Leadership Group and President of Bowling Green Youth Flag Football League. Born and raised in Bowling Green, KY, he founded it on a mission to empower youth in his hometown. He is a proud father to his eight year old son, Jordon Whitlow-Clark. 

Tyreon has worked with local school systems, businesses and community members to build youth programs while inspiring the next generation. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at Austin Peay State University, and Masters of Science in Sports Administration at Western Kentucky University.

Tyreon is currently employed by the Boys & Girls Club in Bowling Green and is the Head Football Coach at Henry F. Moss Middle School. He works in various settings, building positive connections with youth in the field of education and athletics. 

Tyreon is excited about Jonesville Academy and the impact it will have on the community moving forward. The vision and mission of this organization will grow young minds, and strive to close the educational achievement gap in local school systems. 

Co-Founder / Co-Director

Aurelia Spaulding

Aurelia founded For a Real Change, Inc. after years of working with youth and young adult programming. Her passion for empowering youth through education and meaningful experiences keeps her working hard to create opportunities and increase access for youth to succeed. 

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, Master of Public Administration degree, and a graduate certificate in Leadership Studies from Western Kentucky University. In addition, Aurelia earned a Volunteer Management Certificate from the Center for Nonprofit Management. 

Aurelia promotes higher education daily in WKU’s Division of Communications & Marketing. She enjoys teaching part-time in the Organizational Leadership program.  

Aurelia is delighted to help build out the vision and work of the Jonesville Academy, and in turn, partner with scholars in achieving their goals.  She is excited about all they will become and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of their journey.