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Your Investment Empowers Youth to Become


Over the past six years, we have been able to prepare youth locally and internationally to become influential leaders and global citizens. Through the generous financial support of people like you, many of our youth are doing their part to make a difference in their community. However, there are more youth who can benefit from our programs. We are committed to do more and invest more to eliminate barriers and create opportunities for the next generation.

​The inspiration for Changing Destinations: Journey To Excellence our from our Founder, Rose Varner-Gaskins’ desire to further enhance students’ opportunities for success. While serving as the Director of Multicultural Student Affairs at Johns Hopkins University, Mrs. Varner Gaskins met with several colleagues and student leaders to discuss strategies for better preparing high school students for the academic, social, and cultural challenges of college life and the workplace. It was through a series of campus events and community research that the vision was born and has grown to be local grassroots organization with an international reach.

We believe all students have uncharted potential and it is our goal to partner with our them and teach them how to chart their own course to success through Leadership Development, Social-Emotional Learning, Community Service, and Global Citizenship initiatives. 


Your support is greatly appreciated and will help us achieve our mission...

Sasha E. Butler, Executive Director

Rose Varner-Gaskins, Founder

Changing Destinations: Journey To Excellence, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization -- donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of the current financial statement of Changing Destinations: Journey To Excellence, Inc. is available by writing 8630 M Guilford Road, Suite 174, Columbia, MD 21046 or by calling 443-718-9003. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are also available for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

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