L.E.A.F. is a non-profit organization that prepares and equips individuals and families for social and economic positioning through personal development, academics, fine arts, and financial literacy.
This organization serves the need for equipping underserved communities with college readiness, financial literacy, and strong family systems. This is important because individuals and families have a lack of education, there are broken family systems, and minimal knowledge of financial literacy.
To strengthen individuals and families through community-based workshops, seminars, educational institutions, and mentoring programs.
In collaboration with community stakeholders, we will prepare and equip individuals and families for social and economic positioning through personal development, academics, fine arts, and financial literacy.
About our Founder/CEO
Tara Boddie is on a mission to help teenagers and young adults fulfill their purpose and build a foundation for what she calls a “fulfilled life”.
A Professional Counselor and Educational Consultant, Tara has spent the last 15 years working in the fields of education, counseling, consulting, and ministry helping young people navigate their goals and find the means to achieve them. A graduate of Spelman College; a private, women’s college in Atlanta Georgia, Tara has a unique way of reaching young people who are seeking to make peace with their past, maximize their present, and deepen their relationship with God.
Her passion for helping young people reach their goals and find their potential for success has led her to personally assist students in receiving more than one million dollars in college scholarships and more importantly, learn to use their gifts and resources to serve their community.
In 2016 She was presented the "Educator of Distinction" Award by the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation. She currently works as a therapist, speaker, youth minister, and founder of the Legacy Education & Arts Foundation (L.E.A.F.) based in Central Florida.