Lawrence Williams is the Founder and Tour Coordinator of the Caring For Young Minds College Tour. Born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, he is the son of Kathy Bethune. He has two siblings: sister, Mira Bethune and brother, Bernard Bethune. Lawrence is a 1985 graduate of Wallace-Rose Hill High School. In 1991, he proudly graduated from North Carolina Central University whereby he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. In 2000, he graduated from Goucher College with a double Master degree in Education and Athletic Administration. Mr. Williams resides in Randallstown, Maryland and he is an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Michael Thompson is a native of Harlem, New York. A graduate of Louis D. Brandeis High School. He received his Bachelor’s in Communications with a minor in Criminal Justice from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Thompson is currently the Behavior Interventionist at Randallstown High School in Randallstown, MD. As a Behavior Interventionist, Mr. Thompson is the liaison between the school and representatives of private provider agencies. He provides social skills training to students and assists with maintaing a safe and orderly school environment.
Mr. Thompson works closely with the Urban Leadership Institute (ULI), and collaborates with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated’s Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (EMBODI) program. He has been deeply involved and is an essential member of the Caring For Young Minds organization. Michael Thomposn is passionate and committed to working with youth from all cultural backgrounds. He continues to motivate and inspire youth to reach greater heights in both their academic and personal lives. Michael Thompson enjoys spending time with his wife of 13 years, Tracey, his 10 year old son, Jabari Michael and his 9 year old daughter, Aliyah Laila.
Rosa Dannage-Fields is a Transition Facilitator with the Baltimore County Public School system. A native of Louisiana, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Southern University, a Master degree in Special Education from Coppin State College, and a certification in Administration and Supervision from Towson University. Mrs. Dannage-Fields is currently pursuing the Work-Based Learning Endorsement at the University of Maryland and holds a Masters plus 60.
Mrs. Dannage-Fields’ life is dedicated to working with students with special needs. She assists students and families by connecting them to employment opportunities and other post-secondary placements. Mrs. Dannage-Fields volunteers with the homeless shelter and the church, and she tutors young adults. She is married to Mr. Richard D. Fields, together they have four children.
Wilma L. DeYampert was born Decatur, Alabama. She is a graduate of Bob Jones High School. She studied at the University of Alabama, Alabama A&M University and University of Alabama at Birmingham where she received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Master of Science in Elementary Education and a Certification in Administration and Supervision.
Mrs. DeYeampert has worked for Girls Inc. (Curriculum Specialist), Boys and Girls Club of America (Program Aide), North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence (Educational Specialist), Huntsville City Schools (Teacher 3-8), Baltimore County Public Schools ( Reading Specialist and Assistant Principal) and currently serves as Director of Education at Sequel Youth and Family Services in Madison, AL. Mrs. DeYeampert is the proud parent of Lauryn Ashley and Dylan Blake. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and is dedicated to helping all children excel in academics and become productive citizens.