Yvette Long is the President of Aspire where she works to educate students on how to reduce their risky behaviors and decisions, while also teaching them methods to manage their time, goals and decision-making skills.
She is also the founder of Platinum Minds where in 2006 she was reading a local newspaper article, which described dangerous neighborhoods where young boys faced daily intimidation and enormous pressure to join street gangs – an environment where promising young students could be killed as they walked to school or played in the local park.
She recently wrote a book about African American History and raising self esteem in our youth.
She holds the following designations:
- Counselor Issuing authority New Jersey
- Certified Teacher Issuing authority New Jersey
- Student Personnel Services/Guidance & Administration Issuing authority New Jersey
- Teacher of Psychology Issuing authority New Jersey
Honors and Awards:
- New Jersey Hero Outstanding Non-Profit Leadership, Nominee
- Montclair State University Award
- Outstanding Professional Achievement
- Unity Way of Northern New Jersey
- Chair Mentoring Coalition
- Boy Scouts of American
- Boy Scout Tribute to Women of Achievement Award