Who We Are
Shontel Booker a Minnesota native with a passion for empowering youth. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Services, is a licensed life insurance agent, and the author of the children's book Grandma's Gifts. She has been working in community for many years, which inspired her to create the Let's Be Ladies Foundation.
Youth Creative Director -
Jy'ala is our 6th grade inspiring artist. She specializes in motivational art and stories. As our youth creative director she brings fresh eyes to our programming and curriculum.
Site Coordinator -
Is an education assistant with a degree in Liberal Arts and Science. She is currently pursing her Bachelors in Social work. " I never knew how passionate I felt about working with kids until I started working at a high school. I realized that children need us whether its a small task like help with school work or guidance about what's net in their life."
Lady Liaison -
Is passionate about building community and helping others discover their voice. She has a professional back ground in Public Health and Human Services, former organizer of Sista's in Christ Youth Ministry ,a public speaker at Healing House, and CEO of Giving It A Voice.
Is a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Health Services Management. She is focused on becoming a health educator through communal public health leadership. She currently is Human Resource Administrative Assistant and is eager to reach out and give back to her community; the community she has lived in for 20 plus years. Inspiring others comes naturally for summer and will strengthen her journey as she is beginning a new chapter of her own. "Sharing these experiences as I go along is what excites me the most."
Parent Involvement Coordinator
Is a Chicago native, a wife, and mother of four wonderful young men. She has been in the Human Resources field for 10 years and had been passionate about helping women for many years. "There's nothing more important that family"
Ms. Noelana “Noey” is a Human Resources professional with 10 years of experience in the industry. She has a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources with a concentration in Training and Development and a focus in American Sign Language.
As a public servant, she is passionate about providing the community with resources, building strong relationships, and is an advocate of diversity, inclusion and a commitment to advancing the workforce to be reflective of the communities we serve.
She is a strong believer in holistic healing, the importance of self care and loving ones true self, and truly enjoys helping people navigate their personal and professional journeys and working through/overcoming adversity.
She is a dreamer, yogi at heart, and a believer in continuous learning and self development.