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EMPOWERING PEOPLE, SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, AND ORGANIZATIONS TO ACTUALIZE THEIR VISION AND MAXIMIZE THEIR PURPOSE.

Bold Believers United, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on UPLIFTING ALL of humanity.  We do so by igniting and equipping individuals as well as organizations to take an active role in liberating the oppressed through Unity, Education, and Christian Faith.

Within these three areas, we specifically focus on:

Unity:

  • Racial Healing/Reconciliation
  • Diversity & Equity

Education:

  • College Access and Success/Completion
  • Support for 1st Generation College Students & Low Socio-Economic Families
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Education Reform

Christian Faith:

  • Christian Education
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Mentorship

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Learn more about the services that BBU offers

Services

Learn more about the programs currently offered by BBU

Programs

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

 

April Bowman, M.S.

Empowering people to reach their full potential is at the core of everything that April Bowman, M.S. does. She has worked in the field of education for over 14 years and has impacted over 20,000 young people across the country. Her experience ranges from leading afterschool programs and summer camps with Parks and Recreation, coaching and consulting with non-profits, schools and foundations, college and career guidance counseling across middle/high schools and colleges, working in student affairs at Northwestern University, being the inaugural Director of Alumni Programs for Uplift Education – the largest charter school in North Texas, facilitating trainings on how to talk to about race, racism and equity through the Center for Racial Justice in Education to now leading Bold Believers United. April has a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and passion across her roles as Founder, CEO, Educator, Consultant, Speaker, Trainer, and Minister. She truly exemplifies servant leadership.

April is a recipient of the 2019 Dallas Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40 award. She was also nominated as a 2018 finalist for the Dallas Startup Evangelist of the Year Award. April has been featured in publications by Northwestern University, the College Success Foundation, and the Mayor’s Star Council. In 2018, her client Church Farm School was awarded funding by the Oprah Winfrey Foundation for the work April led with the 9th-12th grade boarding school in developing a successful college completion program.

April has a Master of Science degree from Northwestern University in Learning and Organizational Change and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in Sociology and Geography. She is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from the King’s University.

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SERVICES PROVIDED

Bold Believers United is unique in that we apply a change management, equity and relational lens to every aspect of our work. We also take an interdisciplinary approach as we partner with our clients in developing innovative solutions that exceed your need.

 
 

We offer the following services:

♦Leadership Development and Coaching

♦Training

♦Consulting

♦Empowerment Speaking and Keynote Addresses

♦Curriculum Design

♦Independent Programming

♦Camps & Conferences

Our clients include but are not limited to:

K-12 Schools  (including public, private, charter, and boarding)

Higher Education  (2yr and 4yr colleges/universities)

Christian Churches

Parachurch Organizations

Non-Profits

Corporations

♦Foundations

Youth   (ages 12-17yrs old)

Young Adults   (ages 18-24yrs old)

Families

Interested in working with Bold Believers United? Great!

PROGRAMMING

Bold Believers United signature independent program is our C4: Christian, Character, College & Career Camp. C4 is a summer program that provides middle and high school students across the Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex exposure to college, the application process and various career pathways through interacting with 25+ diverse industry experts who lead workshops, provide mentoring and share expertise throughout the camp.

Additionally, students participate in various activities and workshops centered on strengthening their Christian faith, self-esteem, confidence, networking skills and peer relationships. Students also create and share the bold vision for their life. C4 concludes with a talent showcase in which participants display and celebrate their gifts. The C4 Camp takes place annually at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and expanded from serving 30 students in 2017 to 150 students in 2019. For more information please see our “Events” tab.

Ready to actualize your vision and maximize your purpose or the purpose of your organization?

CONTACT US TODAY

We look forward to working with you to further your impact!

BOLD BELIEVERS UNITED

2825 Oak Lawn Ave, Suite #0374

Dallas, TX 75219-0374

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Testimonials

  • A’Jah Moore

    College Student at Texas A&M University, Commerce

    When I first met Ms. April, it was the summer of my Junior year of high school at her 2017, C4: Christian, Character, College &; Career Camp at Southern Methodist University. My mom told me about camp and I almost dreaded to go at first, but after going for only a day, I felt the connection immediately. Ms. April and her organization, Bold Believers United has blessed me ever since I’ve met her. Bold Believers United and my experience at the C4 Camp not only helped add knowledge to what I knew about college and what I wanted to do as a career, but also in my relationship with God.

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  • Lamisa Mustafa

    12th Grade Student – President of the Human Rights Forum / Junior World Affairs Council and French Honor Society
    Newman Smith High School

    April Bowman is the rare type of presenter that actually makes people comfortable to speak out loud and engaged in her presentation. She made it so easy for us to voice “mhmm” or “yes” or “hahaha”, as she was very inviting towards our opinions and thoughts.

    As first or second generation college graduates that come from low-income families, many of us as students could deeply relate to April. We have all felt that our circumstances limit our opportunities. But April drove home the idea that we can do what we believe we can do. She has persevered and her drive inspired us to reach our full potential. Her personal anecdotes made us feel an even deeper connection with her. I know that April’s words will stick with us for good because after the event was over, so many of the attendees told me “We loved the speaker! She was phenomenal.”

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  • Amy Miller

    International Education Program Director
    World Affairs Council
    2 years of experience working with education

    I worked with April by bringing her out to speak at a YMCA Youth Summit as keynote speaker to talk about different career paths and college readiness. I was so impressed by her and the presentation that she gave, that I asked her to come out to speak many times over the past year and a half to different schools around the community and others events as a keynote speaker. April shares a powerful message on how to:

    • Prepare for college
    • Find your passion
    • Be successful in your career after college
    • Find what you are meant to do in life

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  • Alonzo Smith III

    Teacher & Coach
    Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs
    21 years of experience working in education

    April worked with our school to develop the empowerment camp which focused on building a positive culture and relationships among the young women of our school as we newly transitioned from being co-ed to an all girls school. In addition to designing the camp, April trained teachers on the curriculum and activities that she created for our all girls academy. It was a WONDERFUL experience! Very easy to retain the information and the results had a tremendously positive affect on the girls. Throughout the camp, the girls were attentive, excited, and very responsive to the different exercises that April created. As a teacher, I was confident in the information she trained me on. It really helped the girls with building sisterhood amongst themselves.

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  • Sonya Barron

    Academic Interventionist (previously Alumni Counselor)
    Uplift North Hills Preparatory
    15 years of experience working in education

    April’s influence is very practical. During our one-on-one coaching sessions, she was always a good thought partner and offered me valid applicable suggestions to any challenges I was facing. We would even create documents, surveys, and write drafts of communication together. Also, she helped me develop a plan to involve our teachers in a fun way. April always took time to encourage me as well and tell me specifically what I was doing well. April inspired me to do my very best work for the sake of my scholars and alumni. Her standards for herself and us were extremely high. She knew our work was life changing, and she inspired me to see that as well and do my best work for them.

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  • Anita Adams

    Deputy Advisor Labor Equity
    City of Seattle Finance and Administrative Services
    28 years of experience working with the City of Seattle

    In working with April, I was immediately struck by her presence of mind, quick mental agility and thoroughness, but most importantly, I learned how empathetic, creative, and inspiring she is for the under-represented. She is extremely creative, organized; goal oriented and has the resolve to make great things happen. April captured in a short time, what I spent my then 22 year career trying to teach; leadership and hope beyond what is obvious; hope in a brighter future for us all.

    April turned a bankrupt program at Garfield Community Center in Seattle, WA, serving majority low income, families of color, into a thriving social service and revenue generating business.

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  • LaChelle Cunningham

    Dean of College Prep and Alumni Counselor
    Uplift Hampton Preparatory
    23 years of experience working in education

    Every training that April has facilitated yielded positive results because she is always prepared and there’s an end goal to the training that is evident from the beginning to the end. She is very meticulous and thoughtful about how she coordinates a training as well as the facilitation of it. I always appreciated her preparedness! April has a knack for making everyone feel comfortable and capable of the work they engage in together. It’s evident that she loves what she does and that she is experienced. I had an awesome experience working with April. April’s command of her strengths really substantiates the work you do with her. She always brings a ray of sunshine to all that she does. April is excellent and has the ability to help you elevate programs and people to their next level of achievement.

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