Alumni Spotlight: Josepy McCrary, III – ’08 Alum

Alma Mater: Savannah State University

Major: Accounting

Scholarship: Academic & Athletic

Accomplishments: Scholar student-athlete, graduated Magna Cum Laude in 4 years, L.E.A.D.’s 1st Ambassador College Graduate

In Joseph’s Words: This program has opened a lot of doors for me, not only with baseball, but also with my career aspirations to become an Accountant. Seeing the Stewarts and their team be dedicated to serving others on a daily basis, has made me realize just how importance service is. Because of their concern for me, I have the privilege of working each day around two of the things I love most – accounting and sports

Employer: MizunoUSA

L.E.A.D. Awarded $7,500 Grant From The Atlanta Braves Foundation

September 27th – L.E.A.D. was awarded a $7,500 grant from the Atlanta Braves Foundation for their 2013 grant cycle. Kelli Stewart (Executive Director, L.E.A.D.) represented L.E.A.D. during a special pre-game, on-field ceremony for grant recipients on September 24th. The grant funds will be used to support L.E.A.D.’s year round life-skills and baseball development programming for Atlanta Public School middle and high school students.

“Empowering inner-city youth to achieve beyond their circumstances is very rewarding yet challenging work. It takes the support of strategic relationships to achieve successful outcomes. We are grateful to have the continued support of the Atlanta Braves Foundation as we use our beloved sport of baseball to connect deserving young men to colleges and careers.” – Kelli Stewart | Executive Director, L.E.A.D. Inc. 


The James M. Cox Foundation Supports L.E.A.D.

Atlanta, GA, September 2013 – The James M. Cox Foundation awarded L.E.A.D. with a $15,000 grant to support the organization’s Middle School Character Development League Program. This program serves over 300 student-athletes across eight Atlanta Public Middle Schools:

  • B.E.S.T. Academy, 
  • Brown/Kennedy, 
  • Harper-Archer, 
  • King, 
  • Long, 
  • Price, 
  • Sylvan Hills and 
  • Young Middle Schools. 

L.E.A.D. guides its student-athletes on a year round Pathway To Empowerment that emphasizes excellence in academics, civic responsibility, commerce and athletics.  

C.J. Stewart Selected for 2015 Leadership Atlanta Class

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 L.E.A.D.’s Co-founder/CEO, C.J. Stewart, has been selected into the 2015 Class of Leadership Atlanta

“As a son of this City, I go to sleep and wake up every morning trying to create, develop solutions to the issues facing our youth in this great City. I am honored to have this opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest in Atlanta.” – C.J. Stewart