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At True Colors, diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of our commitment to helping educational institutions create, nurture and sustain a culturally inclusive environment for students while providing a college and career-ready learning experience in the fields of education, arts, athletic coaching and entrepreneurship. We believe a healthy sense of belonging will foster lifelong engagement in the school community.

– Dr. Todd M. Mealy

The Future Is Our Priority

The “True Colors” joint initiative merges the educational and nonprofit sectors to help public and private academic institutions increase student engagement by fostering inclusivity and a sense of belonging in the school community. True Colors strives to help middle and high school educators inspire citizenship and service in the school community by giving their students an outlet to discuss pressing societal issues

The program’s instructional staff aims to boost academic achievement through collaborative planning with instructors and counselors in order to mentor students in an education program that builds critical life skills and practical knowledge in the fields of art, education, athletic coaching, and entrepreneurship.

Primary Areas of Focus

Education Cohort

The Education Cohort gives learners the practical knowledge needed to succeed in the field of education in the 21st century, making it a singular early-teacher preservice program for high school students

Arts Cohort

Students looking for another space to hone skills in performing or fine arts will join the Arts Cohort, where they will be taught by a national team of seasoned professionals.

Athletic Coaching Cohort

True Colors has a veteran group of athletic coaches, both current and retired, and representative of a cross-section of men’s and women’s sports that will guide students in the practical and character skills needed to coach student-athletes in the youth, interscholastic, and collegiate levels.

Entrepreneurship Cohort

The entrepreneurship cohort equips student with skills and knowledge to start a new business or work collaboratively with a team of entrepreneurs.

Health Science Cohort

True Colors provides an introductory health science course designed to prepare high school students with skills to pursue careers in the fields of nursing, health informatics, diagnostics, and support services.

I.T. Cohort

IT Technician is a professional who is responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing hardware & software components of the organization’s computers. They also support these systems through remote access or site visits as needed by management teams within their company.

Engineering Cohort

Engineering is a broad work category that refers to jobs that use science and mathematics to solve a variety of problems. Engineers work in disciplines that include mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil, and environmental engineering, among others.

Interested in True Colors for your school?

This new partnership not only aspires to provide students with opportunities to pursue higher education or early entry into a professional career, but it also exists as a community medium to help schools bridge existing educational gaps.

Our Founders

Kevin & Anthony Lawrence

Kevin & Anthony Lawrence

Lawrence Brothers Promotions

Dr. Todd M. Mealy

Dr. Todd M. Mealy

Equity Institute for Race Conscious Pedagogy

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Recent News

True Colors Wins Newport News Micro Enterprise Grant Program

True Colors Wins Newport News Micro Enterprise Grant Program

Overview The Economic Development Authority of Newport News, Virginia recognizes that the establishment and development of micro-businesses is essential to a diverse and successful economy. The Micro Enterprise Grant Program has been established as a pilot program for...

True Colors visits Millersville University

True Colors visits Millersville University

Monday, April 25th our True Colors program continue our college tours with a visit to Millersville University. Millersville University was established in 1855 as the Lancaster County Normal School, the first state normal school in Pennsylvania. It subsequently changed...

True Colors visits Shippensburg University

True Colors visits Shippensburg University

On Wednesday, April 20, the Steelton-Highspire High School True Colors cohort visited Shippensburg University. One of fourteen state-supported universities in Pennsylvania, Shippensburg University offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the Colleges of Arts and...

Joanne Lohman speaks to our True Colors group

Joanne Lohman speaks to our True Colors group

Raising Tomorrow's Champions! Our True Colors program was uplifted, inspired and motivated by the "One and Only" Joanna Lohman! Joanna's book entitled "Raising Tomorrow's Champions" is a must read for anyone involved in teaching, coaching or leadership! Joanna's 45...

True Colors visits Fighter’s Heaven

True Colors visits Fighter’s Heaven

Fighter’s Heaven is a hidden treasure among Pennsylvania’s cultural heritage. Once used by Muhammad Ali as a training camp (1972-1981), this landmark is dedicated to one of modern American history's greatest boxers and justice advocates. Our co-founder, Dr. Todd Mealy...

True Colors visit Howard University and tours Washington DC

True Colors visit Howard University and tours Washington DC

True Colors is a college and career-readiness program that partners with school districts to engage middle and high school students in life skills, occupation skills, and practical knowledge to excel in life after graduation. True Colors provides a customized...