Executive Director-Life Enrichment Group; Philanthropist; Grant Writer; Mentor; Community Minded; Social Entrepreneur
Miss Monika C. Mathews has committed her life to empowering those around her to become their ideal selves by teaching how to step into greatness in all aspects of life, despite negative living environments that affect emotional health and growth.
She is skilled in mentoring overlooked youth, conflict resolution, parental engagement, advocacy and organizing, inspirational leadership and cultural competency.
She has been gifted with the ability to organize and mobilize individuals in the community, particularly youth, to work towards building safer and stronger networks.
These gifts, talents, and experiences converge to create a unique experience for all with whom she comes in contact. In 2003, Miss Mathews formed The Life Enrichment Group (LEG) in response to a disproportionate number of students of color with a lack of cultural knowledge of themselves while failing in school. Using African dance classes as a catalyst to draw young women, Miss Mathews began developing mentoring programs that focused specifically on providing holistic experiences for young people.
Currently, LEG programs-Young Queens of Seattle(personal development program) & Know to Grow(college preparation program & HBCU tours) can be found within several Seattle Public Schools and in the community at large.