14 year-old Bethanyanne was destraught, she came from a caring home in a rough neighborhood, and she had no direction. She was a solid "C" student with no plans for the future. From the age of 14 to age 17, Bethanyanne found her purpose and her light. She enrolled in programs offered by Ladies Learning to Lead, stayed involved, and gained a mentor. She became Nationally recognized by the National Society of Future Scientists and Technologists, as well as the Steve Harvey Foundation, and chosen for special trips that only top students in Florida experience. When she started in our programs she was a "C" student with little confidence and direction. By the time she graduated high school, she had straight A's and graduated with honors, confidence, and a clear vision. Bethanyanne had two appearances on live television telling her story and she's still sharing as she persues her dream to be a chemical engineer. She is now at Florida A&M University studying chemical engineering, while serving as a student Board member for Ladies Learning to Lead.
Girls who come through our programs are empowered to be leaders, and taught to be successful college graduates, career women, and future role-models. Through our after-school STEM program, financial literacy training, sexual risk avoidance workshops, Annual Leadership Conference, and Career Mentoring Program, young ladies are learning to lead, and make a positive impact on their community and those around them.
Our organization is not checking boxes, we're changing lives.