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ABOUT L.E.S. 

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Vision

Our vision is to provide equitable access to resources and opportunities to scholars and their families.  Through collaboration with parents, school staff and students, we merge the home and school environments to identify the social and emotional factors that play a role in a student’s success or failure.

 

LES’ success is founded in its ability to identify and reveal the root causes of hindrances to students trying to complete their education.  With the execution of our ROAD 2 Mode,  we will serve to guide and prepare students through their own self-efficacy, for life beyond the classroom, beyond unemployment and beyond the “neighborhood”. At-risk students will be empowered to achieve more with the support of L.E.S and our programs. 

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Covid 19 Remote Learning

The COVID 19 pandemic has not stopped us from getting students to graduate successfully, we are working triple time, even until the wee hours of the morning putting students back on track to graduate through our Road 2 Graduation “Program.

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Educational Crisis Management for Schools 

L.E.S  specializes in non-pedagogical intervention services for At-Risk students to improve graduation and drop out rates. 

Meet The Team

Tawana Butler – Batts, is MWBE certified, with an MPA in Public Administration, who brings years of experience in the field of education, program management, development and human services.

 

For more than 20 years, Tawana has been developing and overseeing out of school time programming with the goal of overcoming barriers to academic success, Implementing academic and enrichment programs in NYC Department of Education Schools. In the past, she served as a paraprofessional, in - house substitute teacher and school/ community liaison for k-8th grade. The role of community liaison was a vital parent piece that bridged the gap between the school and the community.

Mrs. Butler - Batts  Programmatic experience includes Non Profit , (LES) Learning  & Educational Solutions Inc .,LES Global, LLC , being the Co-Founder of “Be Seen Being Green Inc., Community events such as Well Done New York City, The leaders of Tomorrow forum and workshops and the “Together We Can Health street Fairs”, throughout New York City.Mrs. Butler –Batt’s desire to empower our youth is evident in her work. She has received proclamations from the Mayor of Miami Dade County for the “Be Seen Being Green College Music Tour”, The Honorable Mayor Bill DeBlasio for “Well Done NewYork City”, and the “New York City Together we can Health Fair”. At this time,

 

Mrs. Butler- Batts works tirelessly and effortlessly utilizing her abilities to help overage and under credited scholars complete graduation requirements through her “Road 2 Graduation Program “under the LES umbrella and funded by City Council and Department of Education, currently serving the Albert Tuitt Campus High Schools; Academy for Scholarship & Entrepreneurship and Bronx Wood Preparatory Academy. One of Tawana’s favorite quotes is “Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.” By Nelson Mandella. Mrs. Butler- Batts has been and continues to be a staple in the community as well as a force in the ever-changing educational system.

Tawana Butler-Batts

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Executive Director
Learning & educational Solutions Inc
Email: Tbutler@lesinc.org

Tiffany Law

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Director of Finance & Operations
Learning & educational Solutions Inc
Email: Tlaw@lesinc.org

I Started With Les in 2017. I’ve Been Working in Operations, Budget & Finance Director for 13+ Years in Non-profit Education. I’m a Certified Tax Preparer of 20+ Years. I Bring Passion, Professionalism & Organization to Les. As a Bronx Native I Find Great Reward in assisting Our Future Leaders Complete Their Highschool Education. Along the Way We Help Parents in Our Communities With Jobs and Professional Advancement. I’m Truly Honored to Work With Such an Organization That I Can Be Proud of.

"Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society & margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies."

 

- Kofi Annan