Meet Our Team!

Our Motto!

Determination + Direction = the Key 2 Success!

Our Board

Corita Key

Founder | Executive Director

— President

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!

Tracey Sykes

— Co - President

20 yrs+ in Education 

Instructional Math & Science Coordinator 

30+ Community Advocacy 

Thea Poulakos

— Vice President

15 yrs+ Elementary School Teacher

Master’s in Reading

Carol Gibson

— Treasurer

Early Childhood and Kindergarten Teacher (17 yrs)

Entrepreneur and Business Management 

Drama Coach/Production Management and Activities Development

Parent Outreach Coordinator

Dasia Key

— Secretary

Early Childhood Education Teacher


Event Coordinator & Designer

Advisory Committee

Michelle Hassan

MA Educational Leadership

Ph.D. candidate in Leadership Equity and Inquiry

Certificate Advanced Study in Education Administration and Supervision

Carol Farabee

Member of NSBA Leadership Council 

CEO and Founder of the Nonprofit Young Writers Foundation 

Member of the (CLO) Business Intelligence Board

Brandy Reese

Reading Specialist

10 yrs+ Experience in Education

Afterschool Coach: various activities

Youth Advisory Council

Advisory Ambassador

Advisory Ambassador

Advisory Ambassador

"When you have the determination to learn it will result in an insurmountable freedom, and as you allow people to guide you in a positive direction - you will be one of the many lucky success stories in this lifetime!" -c.k.