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To see all youth, possess a sense of purpose, graduate from high school and transition successfully to postsecondary education with parental involved support. Also, to see all youth gain life skills needed to become thriving, confident adults.
THEIR ANNUAL GALA DANCE WITH MY FATHER HELPS FUND THEIR YOUTH PROGRAMS – YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED!
Tara Laurie, M. Ed
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Tara Laurie is the founder and CEO of Youth World Education Project (YWEP). Ms. Laurie’s story is one of perseverance, resiliency, and risk taking. The New York native was born and raised in Harlem, New York and she credits her upbringing for making her the strong, determined woman she is today. Ms. Laurie is often overheard stating “I want to be an agent for change.” She recognizes one of the best ways to bring about change is through education. Following high school, she pursued her academic studies in psychology and education, earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the Wayne State University and a Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Arizona. http://www.youthwep.org/.
Her annual gala “Dance with my Father” is one way she and her staff raise funds to cover their program costs.