I am Wallisa Lankford, the Founder, and CEO of Precious Pearls Mentoring & Steppers Co. I am a mother of 4 (1 who is at home with the Lord), wife, ministry leader, certified life coach, and servant of God. I have experienced firsthand the importance of positive role models and the positive outcome from communities and individuals coming together to help an at-risk kid during her time of need. Although trying times, there were Godly women who stayed by my side, lending a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, and prayers that brought me through. Through life’s trials and healing, God called me to start a Mentoring Program, to be that listening ear, shoulder to cry on, and beacon of light to lead and guide the youth on to a better path. My desire is to provide a safe, fun, respectful place where girls can gain insight into who they are and their purpose. To offer them the tools and knowledge to be the best version of themselves. My goal is always to support, uplift, and encourage no matter the circumstance or situation.
Step Team Coach/Secretary
My name is Tykeria, but I go by Coach Tyy. I am the mother of two amazing little girls ( twins). I am a Social Worker for Richmond County DFCS. I currently hold a BS and am working on my MSW. My goal for the step team is for the steppers to gain confidence, build friendships/sisterhood, and to eventually compete in competitions.
Our Core Values
* Integrity: We conduct ourselves with the highest level of ethics both personally and professionally, maintaining the integrity of the program and services.
*Commitment: We remain committed to our participants, volunteers, staff and especially the community, which is our most valuable resource.
*Respect: Our greatest asset is our team members. We have compassion and show tolerance for everyone, valuing diversity and the unique contributions of other, while openly and honestly communicating.
*Accountability: Demonstrate the ownership necessary for achieving key results: to see it, own it, solve it, and do it, remain accountable to each other
*Service: We are dedicated to servicing the needs of the girls in the program through listening, teaching, guiding, and providing the needed resources.