“When I started this company (or club or family picnic or raising kids) I thought everything would be smooth sailing and everyone would get along. Everyone argues constantly. Any changes I try to make start a fight. What is the problem?”  Cathi Neal, executive director of Changing Course Foundation visited the Rotary Club to suggest a solution.

Opened in 1998, Changing Course Foundation concentrates on changing peoples’ lives through adventure based programs. Clients have included school districts and universities, Junior ROTC programs, Methodist Hospital Emerging Leaders and Methodist Family Residents, Target Distribution Center, Wal Mart Distribution Center, the Department of Assistive Rehabilitation Services and many more. 

Programs offered include corporate workshops, teambuilding, school groups, teacher-in-service, church groups and scavenger hunts. 

The specific program is tailored to the needs of the client. Since 2011 Changing Course has operated the Changing Course Boys Ranch to help boys,ages 15-18, who are very difficult to place in foster care. 

Neal is very pleased with the progress made by many of these boys in turning their lives around.

In addition to their own operations, Changing Course advises other non-profit startups on how to best plan and execute their organizations. 

Even if you are a successful person this organization can help you with leadership development, navigating change and team building. For someone who is more socially challenged they can help with good decision making and setting proper goals. They take their programs to the client and have worked at challenge courses throughout Texas. They are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization and donations to support their work are tax deductible. However, they do have fees for their various programs.

For more information about the Changing Course Foundation contact them at www.ccfdn.net or 214-477-2623. 

They have information on their programs as well as how you can support their nonprofit work.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Waxahachie where we believe in Service Above Self and doing things as a club we cannot do alone, visit the club website at www.waxahachierotary.org . 

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