PTI seeks to end generations of hopelessness by building legacy mindsets and turning dreams into realities while empowering through opportunities, because opportunities matter. – The Founder
Guidance, Inspiration and Support
Dr. Leicha Shaver is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Advanced Preparatory International (API) in Dallas, Texas. She has been an administrator in public education for twenty-five years. She began her career in Tulsa, Oklahoma as an elementary principal. She served in Tulsa until Dallas ISD recruited her in 2002. She acquired leadership positions at John W. Carpenter Elementary School, Middle College High School, and Roosevelt High School, respectively. It was during her tenure at Middle College High School that Dr. Shaver gained experience working with dual-credit programs.
Pathways To Independence Trade School was created based on understanding the need to build OVERCOMERS in order to end generations of hopelessness. After a decade of research through trials and studies on Restoring Families Across America, the data tells a compelling story. The analysis included both observational and interventional clinical studies performed by one primary investigator with over 700 subjects. The primary target market was underserved and rural communities, while 90% of the trial subjects were black males. The trial subjects ranged in age from 10 to 56, and they proved Frederick Douglass was correct when he said, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
“You give a poor man a fish, and you feed him for a day. You teach him to fish, and you give him an occupation that will feed him for a lifetime.” – Chinese Proverb
Creating opportunity and building legacies takes a solid foundation.