HELPING YOUTH DISCOVER THEIR POWER TO BE
The Power To Be International founded in 2009, is an organization dedicated to the development and maintenance of positive youth communities.
As a grassroots, Black-led organization, we focus on our collaborative development approach of working with BIPOC communities to assist in meeting their specified priorities while providing quality education, leadership and mental health programs for children and youth.
PTBI AIMS TO:
IMPROVE: Youth communities through education, health and leadership programs. EMPOWER: Youth to reach their full potential. INSPIRE: Youth to become citizens who create positive change in their communities.
To build and strengthen the capacity of youth through education and leadership programs and resources.
2019 - 2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Power to Be International currently has a three-member board of directors.
KISHA MCPHERSON is a co-founder and director of The Power to Be International. Kisha is an assistant professor at X University (formally Ryerson University) with an academic concentration on media, equity, and social justice education. Kisha has a passion for working towards the development of youth through non-traditional civic engagement as well as equity-based education and leadership initiatives.
ANDREA MUIR works as an administrator at one of our college partners and has served as project lead on several projects including our infrastructure builds since 2012. As a volunteer member of PTBI, she managed our Service Learning projects in Jamaica. Having worked at a college for many years, Andrea knows the importance of higher education and is passionate about supporting youth to achieve their full potential through education.
LYN WILLIAMS is a co-founder and director of The Power to Be International. Lyn works in the field of child and adolescent health care and leads the development of PTBI's skill-building and mental health programs. The driving force behind the development of The Power to Be International is her passion to provide opportunities to empower and inspire young people to strive for their fullest potential. Lyn s dedicated to the development of compassionate future leaders, who will govern their life decisions from a globally conscious perspective.