Truly Valued, founded by Shavonne in 2014, was a testament to her commitment to promoting positive change and well-being in her community. The organization's focus on youth and families through character development, mentoring, and community service aligns with a holistic approach to personal growth and community building.
Shavonne is a dedicated mother of two with two bonus children and three grandchildren. She holds a Master’s in Management and Life Coach Minister Certification. In her spare time, Shavonne enjoys reading, travelling, and spending quality time with her husband, kids, family, and friends. Her personal mission is to help people to love themselves so that they can love others.
Shavonne's initiative is a shining example of the positive impact that individuals can have when driven by a genuine desire to make a difference.
After surviving and besting a lifetime of trials—including substance abuse, dropping out of high school, teen motherhood, and human trafficking—Leslie Harrell uses her testimony to strengthen and empower others.
Leslie was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in 2005. She has received multiple recognition awards, including the Congressional Award for Community Service and, from her studies at Claremont Lincoln University, the Inaugural Changemakers Award.
Leslie has a bachelor's degree in Theology and a master's degree in Peace and Social Justice and is studying for a Doctor of Strategic Leadership degree. Her goals are to serve as a leadership coach through Truly Valued and to develop leadership strategies in the African American community.
Leslie is a certified Life Coach through Christian Leaders Institute and certified facilitator for Truly Valued’s Nurturing Families Program.