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Meet Our Team

Founder and Executive Director

LeKai Butler, M.Ed 

With over 10 years in the education field, our founder, Kai Butler holds a B.A. in English from Old Dominion University. She taught as an English teacher but after three years, she saw the need to deepen her theory and practice for helping inner city youth in the areas of social-emotional and academic support as well as career exploration.  She obtained her Master's in School Counseling from Howard University in 2011.
 
She has served as a school counselor in the middle and high school sector in New York and Richmond, VA including Varina High School and Director of School Counseling at The Academy at Virginia Randolph. Serving the underdog and those forgotten is her true passion and she relishes in the opportunity to connect real-life practicality with her approach. She is certified in trauma-informed care and restorative practices which she will infuse within the program. 

Today, she serves as a Career Coach for John Tyler Community College and a Training Coordinator and Youth Program Assessor for Virginia Commonwealth University.  What she loves most about her current positions is the ability to assist youth reach their unique potential and seeing the determined spark in their eyes.  In her spare time, Kai enjoys dancing, hot yoga and spending time with family, friends and her dog Paris Rose.

Our Board of Directors

Ephesus Brooks

Assistant

Executive Director

Wafa Elamin

Board Member

Secretary

Corrisse Jordan

Board Member

Treasurer

Dr. Dawn Rogers

Board Member

Vincent White, M.Ed

Board Member

Dr.Omega Wilson

Board Member

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