Effective Students Partners with Lead Center for Youth – Investing in the L.E.A.D. Ambassadors

Effective Students today announced a new partnership with L.E.A.D. Center for Youth. This partnership will provide executive function coaching to L.E.A.D. student athletes.


“As a sports-based youth development organization, helping our boys understand that the principles and disciplines learned through sport are transferable to their academic environment is vital to their development of academic self-efficacy,” says Kelly Stewart, Founder at L.E.A.D. Center For Youth. “Partnering with Effective Students is a win/win for us because their academic coaches value sports and understand how to reach student-athletes in a relative way that helps them approach the challenges of academics the same way they approach challenges in baseball.”


“Coaching the L.E.A.D. Ambassadors to develop executive functioning skills is a privilege and priority for us,” says Rachael Barron Founder of Effective Students. “With the personalized support and trusted study skills curriculum, the Ambassadors will continue to grow in dictating their own future and lead us in ours.”


The benefits of this new partnership include:


  • Coaching with a focus on academics and the importance thereof
  • Proven ‘how to’ to be academically successful
  • Specialized instruction for the students who need it


“Making wise decisions and using resources for development are two practices that are coached through L.E.A.D. programming.  We encourage regulation on and off the field, as well as in personal and academic affairs,” Says Sophia Catchings,  L.E.A.D.’s Director of Education and Careers.  “Through partnership with Effective Students the boys are given additional resources and support to promote accountability in their lives.  This is executed by means of small group coaching or one-on-one academic support where Effective Students deliver their notable instructional practices of teaching, demonstrating, and allowing real-world application of executive functioning skills.  Their coaching strategies and prompt feedback supports L.E.A.D. Center for Youth in developing a tailored sports-based youth development program from a holistic approach.  We cannot neglect the STUDENT in the progression of our student-athletes.”


About Effective Students: Effective Students provides academic coaching and curricula to students and educators.  Founded to equip every student with the skills to work smarter and direct their own future academic pursuits, Effective Students works with students 1:1 and in small group to develop the executive functioning skills for long term success.  Partnering with schools and educators, Effective Students also trains educators in the Effective Student Method via the with the purpose of engaging self-directed learners and leaders.


About L.E.A.D. Center for Youth:  Through our year-round Pathway2Empowerment, sport-based youth development (SBYD) programming, L.E.A.D. is inspiring and equipping Black males with the empowerment they need to live sustainable lives of significance.  With the mission of empowering an at-risk generation to lead and transform their city of Atlanta by using the sport of baseball to teach Black boys how to overcome three curveballs that threaten their success: crime, poverty, and racism.


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