Welcome to TKL & Associates.

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 TKL & Associates offers a wide variety of workshops and training sessions designed to meet the diverse needs of the mentoring community. Our workshops range from the basics of mentoring to the most cutting-edge strategies for serving difficult youth populations or creating innovative programming.

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Dr. Terence K. Leathers

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Our Vision


TKLA believes effective mentoring provides youth with direction, support and leadership skills. Mentoring professionals and organizations also need direction in designing training tools that are both culturally sensitive and relevant to the changing times if they are to have successful programs.



About Us

Our Approach.

TK Leathers and Associates strive to provide customized services that can help each mentoring program find success in its own unique community. TKLA has a wealth of experience working with diverse programs at the local, state and national levels helping build programs and train staff to best deliver services for their youth. TKLA offers proven strategies to assist individuals and groups that wish to build quality programs or improve staff skills. We work with and understand the needs of community based organizations and the faith-based community. We know what works when mentoring our youth and we can help you apply these best practices to your program setting. We offer a range of consulting services, including program planning and design, training workshops on a variety of mentoring topics, and conference keynotes and group presentations.

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Margaret Mead
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead
TK Leathers and Associates has extensive experience in creating custom training curricula for volunteer mentors, parents and community stakeholders covering topics such as violence, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, youth development, communication techniques, conflict resolution, engaging mentoring activities, active listening and trust activities, and working with mentees to set and reach goals. In an effort to address the culture, heritage and history of our youth, we advocate the use of a Rites of passage curriculum. Our Train-the-Trainer sessions will coach your staff in how to deliver the curriculum effectively, as well as how to orient youth and parents into your program.
In order to design an effective program for you, TKLA begins with a needs assessment. The areas that we use as guiding points in our assessment are but are not limited to community needs and gaps, potential partners, program leadership and sustainability. TKLA will facilitate, guide and take you through this process.
In determining program impact, external third party program evaluation consultants are secured to provide formative and summative assessments. Expected outcomes are vetted based on established program goals to ensure effective program design. Through collaboration, appropriate systems are established for data capture, monitoring and reporting.

Mentoring Statistics.


[According to] Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring, the report found that there is a powerful mentoring effect demonstrated by the experiences of young people in this nationally representative survey. It is linked to improved academic, social and economic prospects, and strengthens our communities and our nation.


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OF MENTEES ARE MORE LIKELY TO VOLUNTEER REGULARLY IN THEIR COMMUNITIES.

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ARE MORE LIKELY TO PARTICIPATE REGULARLY IN SPORTS OR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.

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MORE LIKELY TO BE ENROLLED IN COLLEGE THAN THOSE WHO DID NOT HAVE A MENTOR.

Program Signup.


Program Signups are underway for 2017. If you, your company, educational institution, or organization would like to participate in TKL & Associates Training Programs, Please sign up here.


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