The Lions Den Education Institute (LDEI) was established to provide communities opportunities to instill empowerment, self-determination and a sense of accomplishment to the children of the area. With these basic human attributes ingrained into the youth of our communities, enlightenment is assured for our future.
Our mission here at the LDEI is to fill the education gap created by the mainstream.
Our vision is to see every child learn to appreciate their self-worth, resilience and power.
Social emotional skills gained from our program are self-confidence, teamwork, and perseverance.
Success of the program will be measured in three ways; by the obvious joy in the children's minds and hearts and the culminating event produced, and an online anonymous survey students and parents can fill out to give feedback.
Historically school programs focused on academic content, here at LDEI, we understand children are multifaceted and deserve to have every aspect of their being served. Our program broadens children's horizons by teaching them…to keep going when its hard and that's when things pay off.
Our program develops character by having students work closely together, building an interdependence that shows working on the same goal moves all forward. Building much needed community awareness.
Goals Instill empowerment, self-determination and a sense of accomplishment to the children of the area to instill Self-confidence, Teamwork, Enlightenment for their future.
Head Lion Tyehimba Kokayi has a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in the Arts!
Also a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies and a Minor in Dance.