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Board Meeting

 August 2, 2017 at 6 PM

is honoring
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SPAVA is honoring one of our wonderful mentors, Desereé  Byrd. A little about Ms. Byrd. She holds all time scoring, rebounds and assist in Taft informational technology High school. She earned a basketball scholarship to the University of Louisville where she played and was apart of the first team to make it to the Sweet Sixteen, Elite 8 and Final four. She was the starting point guard for the national championship runner up team in 09.

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She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's in Sociology and in grad school for organizational leadership and learning (OLL ). She started a youth development non profit organization, Byrds Basketball Evolution LLC, (BBE), hosting a number of fundamental building camps and clinics, and does some inspirational speaking to a variety of events such as banquets, ceremonies, schools etc.

Though she is not directly involved in the development of Shelby Park Community Center through Metro Parks and Recreation also teaming with SPAVA. She is being honored through Cincinnati Public School Hall of Fame and Taft High School.

Notre Dame Academy
2017 May 16
6.30 PM
Local doctor donates his time and salary to help others"

Timir Banerjee
Posted: Aug 31, 2016 2:12 AM

WDRB 41 Louisville News




"Warren East High School was fortunate to have Dr. Tim as an adult mentor for a group of students for ten weeks. Dr. Tim was very ardent about his work, and was truly passionate about seeing these students make positive changes in their lives. He shared a lot of personal experiences, in conjunction with studying notable historical figures, so that students had positive examples as role models. Dr. Tim was very open to listening, and guided students through speaking and listening exercises (on an array of pivotal topics) to improve skills and confidence. It was quite impressive to experience the amount of knowledge Dr. Tim shared, all the while building and improving students’ life skills. In addition, it was astounding to see the changes our students experienced; words cannot describe the appreciation WEHS has for Dr. Tim for devoting his time and passion for that very reason. "

Emily Thompson
District Intervention Specialist
Warren East High School

Founder, Timir Banerjee