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Educational Partnerships – Better Together

The work we do to enrich the lives of students is an all-hands community effort. Effective Students is proud to promote academic excellence and community service through our educational partnerships

Our partners make a significant impact  with their community of learners.  We are pleased to share in the work with service and our team’s time and talents.  Partners to demonstrate what can be possible for youth regardless of background, learning difference or developmental needs.

Learn More About The Educational Partners We Support

Excellence . Humility . Integrity . Loyalty . Stewardship . Teamwork

Excellence . Humility . Integrity . Loyalty . Stewardship . Teamwork

L.E.A.D. is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dedicated to empowering students through sport based youth development (SBYD) programming, L.E.A.D. works to inspire and equip Black males with the empowerment they need to live sustainable lives of significance. 

Mission Statement: “To empower 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.”  Press Release – Effective Students Partners with L.E.A.D. Center for Youth

Together, we can make a world of opportunity.

Together, we can make a world of opportunity.

Carl E. Sanders YMCA 

The Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA at Buckhead is an amazing place to connect and focus on health and well-being together as a community!  In addition to serving an incredibly diverse membership base, our Y offers exceptional amenities including indoor and outdoor pools, steam room, sauna and whirlpool, tennis courts, group exercise studios and for youth and teens – a STEAM and esports Lab – in addition to all of our standard YMCA full facility amenities.

The Sanders Family Y supports our local community by providing our signature After School Enrichment Program (ASE) in partnership with Atlanta Public Schools.  Our ASE k-5 scholars receive enrichment in everything from tennis to swimming sessons, STEAM learning to reading buddies, daily dinner and a ride home to their doorstep.  This program is comprehensive and is fully funded by Y members and donors as one of our primary philanthropic efforts.

Pushing Beyond Limits

Pushing Beyond Limits

Kyle Pease Foundation

The purpose of the Kyle Pease Foundation (KPF) is to create awareness and raise funds to promote success for persons with disabilities by providing assistance to meet their individual needs through sports.

Programs may include scholarship opportunities, purchasing of medical equipment or adaptive sports equipment for others or contributing to other organizations that provide similar assistance to disabled persons as well as participating in educational campaigns to create awareness about Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.

KPF will provide these services directly to individuals and partner with other non-profit organizations to achieve these goals. Direct benefits will be limited to persons with disabilities who need adaptive sports equipment, mobility devices or medical care.

The Kyle Pease Foundation, in turn, promotes success for young persons with disabilities by providing assistance to meet their individual needs through sports and competition. Programs include scholarship opportunities, purchasing adaptive sports equipment, and participating in educational campaigns around Cerebral Palsy

Together We Care Georgia

Together We Care (TWC) Georgia is an organization which supports individuals and families who have special needs, creating a health environment for each individual to thrive and realize their full potential. 

Mission Statement: “Together We Care honors and supports the disability community. We offer 3 pillars of support:

  • To equip organizations and faith communities to include people with disabilities
  • To provide resources to families who have children with special needs
  • To assist adults with disabilities in accomplishing their life goals. We are transforming lives one family at a time!”