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Angela M. Thomas
CEO/Founder of Rise Up 4 Change
305-793-1347
 
Founder of an agency committed to delivering effective services, education, and training to make a difference in their lives. A retired Miami-Dade Correctional Officer and Supervisor of the inmate G.E.D. program. A Certified Professional “Botvin Life Skills” Trainer (LST) program and Certified “Too Good For Violence” Training of Trainers and Curriculum Training. A Certified trainer for Seeking Safety Post Traumatic Stress Disorders. An eighteen-time Christian author, Publisher, Certified Professional Communicator and Certified Transformational Life Coach with Father’s and Families of America, Inc.

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Frederick A. Thomas 
President of Rise Up 4 Change
(305)793-1566

Frederick is dedicated to mentoring disadvantaged youth, keeping them off the streets, and encouring them to graduate high school and college. He's passionate about education and youth development. He's the Board Chairman of “Together For Children.” Employed as an officer for 30 years with the Miami-Dade Police Department. Received numerous commendations including Employee Excellence Award and Officer of The Month. Attended numerous training classes including Criminal Investigation, Human Diversity, Surveillance Techniques, Decoy Operations, CPR Instructor, First Responder Instructor, Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment/ADA/Violence in the Workplace, Ethics for Law Enforcement, Strategies for Resolving Conflict and Violence and Managing Encounters with the Mentally Ill & Elderly Abuse Investigations.

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Glenn Q. George
Vice President of Rise Up 4 Change
305-338-0122

An educator with a Bachelor of Arts-Early Childhood Education. A focused and driven administrator with an intuitive vision for excellence within an educational environment. A demonstrated track record of providing leadership among faculty and staff who are dedicated to the well-being of children. Superior communication skills in providing knowledge of educational instruction and child care procedures to new and veteran teachers, social workers and parents.

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Valerie S. Kennerly
Program Classroom Manager of Rise Up 4 Change
(786) 801-7381
 
An educator with a Bachelor’s degree in Science/Criminal Justice and thorough experience of the said field along with excellent communication skills, work as a professional counselor with drug addicted children and adults for a reputed organization.