The longer I live, I’m understanding that I want my life to talk for me; I want my life to be beautifully inspiring so that it energizes others to serve. ~Kelli Stewart, Executive Director L.E.A.D. Legacy League
Kelli Stewart is fulfilling her desire to live an inspiring life so that it will energize others to serve.
For the last seven years, as Co-Founder and Executive Director of L.E.A.D. Legacy League, Kelli has worked tirelessly with Atlanta’s deserving inner-city teens to ensure that they have the necessary life skills to graduate from high school and go on to college. Kelli, with husband and L.E.A.D. Co-Founder, CJ Stewart, has helped 100% of L.E.A.D. Ambassadors (program participants) do just that. L.E.A.D. provides developmental and mentoring programs to its Ambassadors through the baseball program it started in Atlanta Public Schools where there was none. L.E.A.D. Ambassadors become college scholarship worthy players and students as well as good citizens committed to making their community better for the next generation. This is all being done, while Kelli and CJ simultaneously raise their own family.
Following is an excerpt from Kelli’s profile on the L.E.A.D. Network to give insight into her unfailing commitment to service:
Tell why serving the community is important to you.
Now that I’m a mother, it’s important for me to show my children that service starts where you are. You don’t have to have a gazillion dollars or be a TV/movie star to make a difference. Look around, start where you are today and watch how your efforts can positively impact others.
Finish this sentence, “If I could change one thing in the world, it would be……”
…the quality of the education system. We’ve come a long way, but we’ve got so much farther to go. Think about it, we’ve had innovative, technological advances in everything from music to microwaves but our education system is still antiquish. The current system still assumes that all kids learn primarily through lecture when there are numerous studies that show otherwise. Just think how much more successful our children would be if we taught them in a way they could actually learn, comprehend and apply 100% of the time? Just something to think about.
I have seen Kelli in action at several L.E.A.D. events and have met the Ambassadors who she is committed to serve, and each time I am left inspired and energized to go do good.
If you’d like to know more about Kelli Stewart and L.E.A.D., or if you’d like to find out how to help Kelli and L.E.A.D. continue on with the great work they are doing, please visit http://www.lead2legacy.org.