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Keep It Real Game: The Ideal Diversity Tool

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Find out why college students and faculty deem the Keep It Real board game more “engaging and impactful than any keynote speaker.”

Keep It Real Game Goes to Camp Feat. Student Venture NYC

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Keep It Real shakes things up for high school students on a weekend winter retreat.

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Games available at all Borders NYC locations and anytime on
KeepItRealGame.comAmazon.com.

Video shot and edited by:
Marilette dela Cruz
@marilettemarilettesays.tumblr.com

Special Thanks:
Student Venture NYC | http://www.svnyc.com

“Keep It Real Game” at The City College

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010


The City College hosts a Keep It Real Game Night on December 5, 2010.

FOLLOW US: @KeepItRealGame
BECOME A FAN: “Keep It Real Game”

Games available at all Borders NYC locations and anytime on
KeepItRealGame.comAmazon.com.

Video shot and edited by:
Marilette dela Cruz
@marilette | marilettesays.tumblr.com

Special Thanks:
The City College, NYC

Keep It Real Game – You Belong

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

According to the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – over 3 million youth ages 12-17 took part in group against group fights last year. Millions of our youth are feeling isolated, alienated, and are engaging in violent behaviors.

I, Leslie Robinson, am a psychotherapist, and a consultant for the foster care system. For six years, I created and implemented creative arts after-school programs for at-risk and hard-to-reach youth. I created the Keep It Real RX communication board game in an attempt to help youth to communicate with one another in deep, meaningful and more vulnerable ways, in order for them to get more in touch with their feelings, and to encourage empathy, a genuine sense of belonging, and compassion for one another

Trance4mation Games is deeply committed to assisting those who are working to help our disenfranchised youth become more connected to their schools, and their communities. 95% of the students who have played this game feel the use of the Keep it Real game in their classrooms would promote a better learning environment, reduce violence, and create more harmony in their schools.

Keep It Real Game Comes to The King’s College, NYC

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

What do you think of the game? Would you want a game night at your school? Let us know.

Keep it Real Game Coming to Borders NYC! – AUGUST 2010

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Family Game Day [ages 14+]
AUGUST 14 (3-5 PM)
461 Park Ave. @ 57th St.
R.S.V.P. at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136318639741339&ref=ts

Keep It Real Game Night [ages 16-24]
AUGUST 18 (7-9 PM)
Columbus Circle / Time Warner Ctr.
R.S.V.P. at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122403354472854

Keep It Real Game Night [ages 16-24]
AUGUST 21 (7-9 PM) 576 2nd Ave. @ 32nd St.
R.S.V.P. at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116123968437082

The bold, innovative, and transformational brand new interactive board game, Keep It Real, will be making its retail store debut at Borders Bookstores throughout New York City this August.

In these times of text messages and interpersonal disconnection, the arrival of the Keep It Real game could not be more timely. Borders Bookstores and Leslie Robinson are bringing people from different walks of life, cultures, and backgrounds together to share, play, and learn about one another in these FREE game play events at the Park Avenue, Time Warner Center, and Kips Bay Borders locations.

Join Leslie and the Keep It Real team at these events to celebrate the launch of this exciting, unique, new groundbreaking board game. The events will be hosted by singer and personality, Kian Brown.

Connect. Share. Laugh. Love. Come join us!

JOIN THE CONVO! @KeepItRealGame [TWITTER]
SHOW US LOVE!
www.tinyurl.com/KeepItRealGameFB [FACEBOOK]

Games available at all Borders NYC locations and anytime on
KeepItRealGame.com &
Amazon.com.


“There has never been a board game like this … EVER!!! We have seen and played the games that challenge our memory, our intellect, our management skills, even our physical dexterity. But KEEP IT REAL challenges us in ways that would do far more than entertain or help to pass the time. It will stay with us in potentially life altering ways in rebuilding our perceptions of others and ourselves, while having us run a fun filled spectrum of emotions in the process. No one has ever enjoyed themselves or explored themselves this much with a board game before!”
– Gerard Brown, Screenwriter of “Juice” starring Tupac Shakur

PHOTOS: Council For Unity’s Articulation 2010

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Some photos from Council For Unity‘s Articulation 2010 featuring Keep It Real Game to supplement student-led workshops on racism and peer pressure held on March 24, 2010.

Photos Courtesy of Seitu Oronde.

Keep It Real Game to Sponsor Give-a-Gift-Party!

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Keep It Real Game to sponsor Give-a-Gift-Party, hosted by RedRoverStyle.com TONIGHT!

Event featured on CharityHappenings.org.

Opportunity to Invest: Empowering Youth

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

By Leslie Robinson

Creator, Keep It Real Game

C.E.O., Trance4mation Games

According to the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – over 3 million youth ages 12-17 took part in group against group fights last year. Millions of our youth are feeling isolated, alienated, and are engaging in violent behaviors.

I am a psychotherapist, and a consultant for the foster care system. For six years, I created and implemented creative arts after-school programs for at-risk and hard-to-reach youth. I created the Keep It Real RX communication board game in an attempt to help youth to communicate with one another in deep, meaningful and more vulnerable ways, in order for them to get more in touch with their feelings, and to encourage empathy, a genuine sense of belonging, and compassion for one another.

Trance4mation Games (creator of the Keep It Real game) has partnered with the Council For Unity, and the NYPD School Safety Police Department / Explorer’s Program to use the Keep It Real game in their schools and posts. Counselors, School Safety Officers, teachers, and students have all reported unusually powerful results from playing this game.

The Council For Unity is a non-for-profit organization that specializes in reducing violence in schools and communities. Its mission is to empower young people, individuals, and groups with the skills necessary to promote unity, safety and achievement in schools and communities. The NYPD Explorer’s Program reaches out to New York City’s youth and young adults in every community to help build up relations between the community and the New York City Police Department. Explorers are taught the importance of higher education, self-discipline, and respect for authority while they actively participate in community service projects and other Exploring events.

Trance4mation Games is deeply committed to assisting those who are working to help our disenfranchised youth become more connected to their schools, and their communities. 95% of the students who have played this game feel the use of the Keep it Real game in their classrooms would promote a better learning environment, reduce violence, and create more harmony in their schools.

I am seeking funding in order to have the capacity to distribute the Keep It Real game to schools and organizations who work with youth, and are in need of a tool which will help them to connect, bond, and establish positive and productive relationships with teens, as well as to assist the teens in understanding themselves and others, and life more deeply.

The use of this game would save money as it has proven to create a more “human” and peaceful environment. When people feel heard, they feel more motivated to learn and to participate. When people have a safe space to share themselves and their life experiences with one another, they feel like they belong. We hope to be able to make this game available on a wide scale, and to hold game events in schools and communities in order to bring people and their inner worlds together.

Follow us: @KeepItRealGame

Become a fan: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Keep-It-Real-Game/342874340206

AM New York features Keep It Real Game @ Council for Unity’s Articulation 2010

Friday, March 26th, 2010

(In March 26, 2010 Issue, page 4)