Powerful conversations that question what it means to be educated in the 21st century

Education has become synonymous with schooling, but it is not.

There are many forms of education including understanding the self, relationship skills, work-based skills, community engagement, and civic responsibility.

Our goal is to empower and motivate our youth toward self-discovery, self-growth and ultimately, self-transcendence.

Won’t you join us?

“To become educated is to learn who you are and what you love to do, to find your place in the world, and to learn how to take charge of your own life and solve your own problems.”

Dr. Peter Gray



Meet Ziz & Pam

Aziz Abdur-Ra’oof

With years of experience in student development Aziz works with select Anne Arundel County Public School principals and staff to initiate and develop mentoring groups that support the educational and career pursuits for middle and high school students. In addition, Aziz provides inspirational lectures and group discussions for parents, staff and various educational stakeholders. READ MORE.

Pam Roy

Pam Roy’s passion for parenting and education reform is inspired by her three daughters, ages 19 to 22. Her mission is to help students and their families navigate the tumultuous school years and emerging adulthood with a focus on personal and financial wellbeing. READ MORE.

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