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The Grade A Plus, Inc. team works to monitor, develop and implement the Academic Support and Enrichment Program along with Mentoring activities provided individuals from a variety of levels of education and experience who dedicate their efforts in investing in youth and their future success. 

Program Staff

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Chairperson of the Board

LaShauna Guy

I began working with Grade A Plus Inc. through a job readiness program when I was 16 yrs old. As the mother of a child in the program, I continue to support with the hopes of sharing with more families the experiences, community, and encouragement that have positively impacted my family for two generations.

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Finance Director

Lee Merrick

Introduced to Dr. Threat through a co-worker, I quickly discovered her sincere passion for helping children in the community.  It is a reward to work along side Dr. Threat and other team members who are advocating for children in the community by providing them with educational and enrichment opportunities. 

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Lady Rhonda Butler

Joining the board for Grade A Plus Incorporated came through ministry connection with the Executive Director, who I fondly call Dr. "J". Being married 38 years to a pastor makes me appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this organization. As I've witnessed first hand the powerful affect this non-profit organization has on  the overall well-being of those it serves, literally saving lives through academic success.

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Engagemen Committee

Board Advisory Committees

Engagement Committee Chair: Brittany Hildebrand 

Program Development Team 


Kennedy Mitchum

 On-Site & Enrichment Leader

Yousef Binalsheikh

Student  Leader

Cathy Bailey

Learning Leader 

Vacant  Virtual Leader

Strategic Marketing Team


Web Marketing 


Research Marketing 


Print Media  

Brittany Hilderbrand

Marketing Team Leader 


Social Media 

Development Committee Chair: (Vacant) 

Developmen Committee

Fundraising Team

Grant Development Team

Ambassador & Donor Relations  Team


Tami Benus- Fundraising Team  

Dr.  Tara Warne Griggs

Grant Development


Nancy Jernigan

Donor RelationsTeam Leader

Support Committee

Cannie Briscoe

Team Leader &

Board of  Directors 

Transportation Team

Edward Tibbs 

David Briscoe   

Family Support Team


Support Committee
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