Creating Meaningful Impact
Bootstrap Empowerment Solutions (BES) was established by a Retired Army Veteran, High School Junior Reserve Officer’s Corps (JROTC) Teacher and his wife to support the observed increasing needs of youth career explorations, development, structure, self-worth, and mentorship. Young adults are then able to transition into high demand professional skill trade certification programs. As a community-based nonprofit, we would like to improve the lives of residents while they in return pull others up by the Bootstraps through engaging, enriching, and encouraging resiliency.
Get to Know the people behind Bootstrap Empowerment Solutions
Lem Gray Jr.
Founder/ Executive Director
US Army Retired
Aleyah Brown, MPH, CHES, NBC, HWC
Health and Wellness Coach
Felicia B. Gray
Founder and President of Brightside Worldwide Inc.