About Us

We are a nonprofit corporation located in Memphis, Tennessee. Our mission is to help those who cannot help themselves due to circumstances beyond their control. We do this by offering 3 opportunities.

Jaeden’s Hope (Coming Soon) which offers free tutoring to students from Kindergarten through senior year. We also offer them the help they need to deal with the stresses in their lives.

Kayla’s Heart (Coming Soon) offers support groups for all special needs adults and children.

Judge Not, offers free life coaching and counseling to anyone in need of help, from suicidal thoughts to victims of abuse. We hold to a strict confidentiality agreement. We offer these services free of charge, because we know what it is like to need help and not have the funds to get that help.

We believe that everyone deserves a chance to a better life, no matter what their class in society.


Raise Your Helping Hand

We are looking forward to a better world by helping each other to join hands together to bring a better future for all children and young adults. You can help us by donating any amount. We are 501c3 (pending) organization.


About Us

Our Beliefs

We believe in a world where every child has a chance to live a prosperous life. . Our mission is to provide free tutoring and life skills to our youth who are struggling in school and with life difficulties.​ We believe that crime and suicide rates would decrease, while high school graduation and college acceptance rates would increase among our youth.​

We feel if we invest in early childhood education it will empower the next generation to thrive instead of dive into the same cycle as their parents.

How You Can Help

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Become a Volunteer

You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of children.

Give Scholarship

Your gift will help equip children in need with necessary resources, training and education while offering the promise of a brighter future. You can make a difference today by signing up.

My Story of Overcoming Poverty

Some believe that poverty exists because those who are living in it, or below the poverty level, are doing so because they are lazy. This is could be true for some, but for most it is simply not true. Poverty is a learned mentality that is passed down from generation to generation. It is all they know. I know this because I grew up below the poverty level. My parents got divorced before I became a teenager. One side of the family swears my father sent child support, while our mother swears he never did. I don’t know who to believe. All I know is we didn’t have clothes to wear that were not old or torn, hardly had food to eat, and never had anyone to act like they cared. A few of my uncles bought us food a few times, but that was it. Although it was much appreciated, we still went hungry many nights. I remember one summer all we were fed was Jell-O. I didn’t matter to anyone. I was called “it” for a long time, which only reiterated the fact that I wasn’t worthy of a name. My grades in school suffered greatly, my social life was non-existent. I could go on and on with more awful details, but I won’t, because this is not the story I want others to know me by. I want others to see how I rose above my circumstances. How someone reached out to me because they cared. My aunt cared enough to take me into her home and teach me valuable life lessons. I hated it at the time, because I was not used to discipline or having to obey those in authority. My aunt and uncle made me attend church, gave me a home with a family that cared about me. I couldn’t see it at the time, but I can see it clearly now as I reflect back on those days. I am who I am because someone cared enough about me to tell me I mattered, I was loved, and that I deserved better. I am one of the very few of my siblings who graduated high school. I am also the only one of my family who has earned two doctorate degrees. So, please, don’t look upon those who are in poverty as if they are worthless and will never be anything but that. It takes someone reaching out to tell them there is a better way. They are loved, they matter, and they are valued. Despite their circumstances, they are worthy to be loved. I want to dedicate the rest of my life getting kids to change the trajectory of their lives, and helping the parents overcome the poverty mentality.            ~ Trish Strange, Th.D., Ph.D.

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.

William James

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.

Wade Boggs

Become a Volunteer

With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we always need dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Please contact us for more info.



Meet our Founding Board of Directors and Officers
Deborah Long – President/Co-founder
Dr. Trish Strange – Secretary/Executive Director/Co-founder
Susan Davis – Treasurer
Gwyn Nick – Kayla’s Heart Director
Dr. Kristy Bryan
Dr. Celia Longhurst – Tutor/Grant Writer/Co-founder

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