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OUR TEAM

Executive Director

JHAE 
THOMPSON

Over the last 15 years, Jhae Thompson has provided strategic leadership and organizational vision, including leadership roles with Community Youth Advance, Horton’s Kids, Higher Achievement – Baltimore, and District of Columbia Public Schools.

Before working in the educational and nonprofit industries, Jhae spent five years working in corporate for Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna, Inc as a marketing professional supporting strategic sales and customer communication.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University and a Master of Arts from LaSalle University, and completed the Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

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STAN
DRYEV

Director of Mixed Martial Arts

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Stan has been training and competing in Martial Arts for 15+ years. He is proficient in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Western Boxing, with an undefeated record.

 

He has worked with children and young adults for over a decade, with a focus on building a culture of trust, confidence and work-ethic.

 

As a consultant, he initiated and refined the Boxing and Muay Thai programs for Warren Levi Martial Arts.

 

Stan holds a B.A. in Political Science & Minor in Psychology from CUNY - Queens College.

KEENYA
COKE

Director of Education

Keenya was an elementary school educator for 12 years and has taught all grades from 1-6. 

She has experience teaching all subject areas and has developed a strong passion for teaching reading and writing. 

In the summer of 2018 she began coaching first year teachers and their mentors which sparked a desire to transition

into educational leadership. 

 

She holds a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from Syracuse University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. 

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