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(269) 323-1954

(269) 276-0201 FAX

625 Harrison St

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Mon - Thu 8:30 AM - 7 PM

Closed daily NOON - 1 PM

(269) 323-1954

625 Harrison St

Kalamazoo, MI
49007

Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 7 PM

Closed daily
NOON - 1 PM

(269) 323-1954

625 Harrison St

Kalamazoo, MI
49007

Mon-Thu
8:30 AM - 7 PM

Closed daily
NOON - 1 PM

Rubontay “Rue” Buckner

UrbanZone Director

BA, MS

Education

Rue completed her undergraduate studies in Criminal Justice and Sociology, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University. She completed her graduate studies in Criminal Justice Administration, earning a Master of Science degree from Ferris State University.

Accomplishments: Rue graduated with High Honors from Ferris State University.

Experience

Rue has spent the last 20 years connecting with and empowering at-risk youth. Her genuine commitment to learn their lingo, take interest in what they enjoy doing, and build trust by building a relationship on mutual positive experiences and respect, is her foundational approach to encouraging youth to open up about their life struggles. Building rapport and positive change takes time. Knowing this, Rue’s passion is to continue empowering at-risk youth, to reclaim their future and achieve things they never thought possible.

Specialty

  • At-risk Youth
  • Adaptive Schools
  • Cognitive Coaching
  • Cultural Competence
  • innerExplorer: Evidence-Based Mindfulness Program
  • Teen Mom’s
  • Trauma Informed Schools
  • Truancy (disengaged students)

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(269) 323-1954

625 Harrison St

Kalamazoo, MI
49007

Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 7 PM

Closed daily
NOON - 1 PM

(269) 323-1954

625 Harrison St

Kalamazoo, MI
49007

Mon-Thu
8:30 AM - 7 PM

Closed daily
NOON - 1 PM

(269) 323-1954

(269) 276-0201 FAX

625 Harrison St

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Mon - Thu 8:30AM - 7PM

Closed daily NOON - 1 PM