T.H.I.N.K. Mentor Academy was started in September 2013. T.H.I.N.K. is an acronym for There is Hope in New Knowledge. The initial purpose of T.H.I.N.K. was to mentor young men and later included women. The target age range is 6-20 years old.

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Youth Presentations

T.H.I.N.K. is a self-empowerment, developmental program with the goal of helping young people learn appropriate behavior and social skills.

The goal of T.H.I.N.K. is to teach students to respect themselves and others by learning all the good that life has to offer.

The vision of T.H.I.N.K. is to help youth become self-sufficient and productive adults.

The T.H.I.N.K. Program is unique. T.H.I.N.K. charges the families a minimal fee to give them ownership in their child’s future. T.H.I.N.K. strives to not only help youth but also embrace the family demographic to help them overcome any struggles/hurdles that they may face in their lives. The academy wants to provide them with the tools to be successful with anger management, life skills, and parenting skills.These three components are the foundation of the program and are discussed in the book titled, T.H.I.N.K, There’s Hope in New Knowledge. The book was written by the academy founder and executive director, Charles Miner.


Board Members

Charles Miner, President

Andrea Miner, Vice President

Lawson Giles, Treasurer

Alfreida DeGroot, Publishing Specialist

Carolyn Faulkner, Education Advisor

Amy Flynn, Education Advisor

Deborah Dailey-Easley, Fund Development

Dr. Rob Bell, Board Member

Jannise Bush, Secretary

Parent Advocate Committee

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Parent Advocate Committee Meeting

Melissa Heinz, Chair