To provide services that promote learning, social, and health advancement in the communities we serve.
Determination + Direction = The Key 2 Success
Key 2 Success:
Youth Advancement Organization was founded by Corita Key. Corita believes that success is possible when you have determination and direction to achieve your goals!
Founder | Executive Director
— Corita Key
Co – President Tracey Sykes
Over 20 yrs. of experience in Education
Instructional Math & Science Coordinator
Masters in Reading
Vice President – Thea Poulakos
Over 15 yrs. as Elementary School Teacher
Masters in Reading
Treasurer – Caroline Gibson
Over 17 yrs. in Early Childhood and Kindergarten Teacher
Business and Program Management
Drama Coach and Production Management
Secretary – Dasia Key
Early Childhood Education Teacher
Yoga & Wellness Instructor
Thank You To Our Board Members!
To inspire a growth -mindset, provide positive social outlets, promote family, and community engagement. Many adults are aware of the importance of learning and understand that learning is lifelong, but many of our youth do not comprehend this meaning “lifelong Learning.” The challenge is not that our youth don’t want to learn or can’t learn, but that it takes a little creativity, patience, and a safe space for them to listen, respond, and grow! Our youth deserve our attention and need our nurturing to develop resilience, empathy, leadership, and dedication to become productive citizens of our future! Which is why we keep our participants active, engaged, with options, and a multitude of resources as the building blocks for a better tomorrow!
MA Educational Leadership
Ph.D. candidate in Leadership Equity and Inquiry
Certificate Advanced Study in Education Administration and Supervision
Member of NSBA Leadership Council
CEO and Founder of the Nonprofit Young Writers Foundation
Member of the (CLO) Business Intelligence Board