About Us

Welcome to 'Count Me In’. We are a non-profit organization aimed at helping kids, families and churches in the community build long lasting good relationships, maintain togetherness and have a positive impact on each other.

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Our inspiration comes from our knowledge and understanding of how important it is to support our communities. We pray that our actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more. Our determination is what enables us to push forward and redefine what is possible and we believe it is our societal responsibility to come together and create a beneficial relationship with one another and work in unity, not just as a non-profit organization, but also as private citizens to be good citizens and to make all voices heard.

ABOUT THE TEAM

 

OUR FOUNDERS

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Rick Mims

Rick Mims is a man dedicated to his community and serving others. For the last few years, Rick has run Count Me In Group which offers free tutoring to youth. He is a man deeply dedicated to his family, friends, and his faith. He currently serves in multiple capacities in his church and is a proven leader, visionary, and man of faith.

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Zenobia Mims

It is of the utmost importance to provide children with a source of hope and a mentor to look up to. The teen advocates and mentors, have the capability to inspire young kids to keep persevering despite the obstacles they and their families face during this health crisis and resulting economic turmoil. With free activity livestreams and one-on-one tutoring, we are able to help them succeed academically and promote a positive mentality as well.

OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD

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Zandria Toliver

   While designing Texas State Capital and the Miami Health District, she realized how much she longed to design spaces and began transferring her skills back into the field of architecture. Zandria is currently working as an architect and project manager at Tobin & Camp; Associates, a design firm centered around community-oriented architecture primarily focused on hospitality and education. She continues to mentor young women and girls who show an interest in architecture or design and dedicates time to providing marketing materials for educational, and career development classes geared to a young African American girl.

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Greg Jackson

Vice President of Budgeting and Planning at Alabama A&M University. I have served in this position for the past ten years.  Utilizing a comprehensive background in auditing and accounting I am responsible for preparing, directing, and monitoring a 200 plus million-dollar operating budget. My responsibilities include forecasting revenue and expenditure trends for short-term and long-term planning and advising fellow senior administrators on budget status, university-wide issues, and budget implications of proposed activities or policies.

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Shaun Smith 

He is an ordained Elder and serves at First Iconium Baptist Church in SE, Atlanta GA. . He has dedicated his life to leaving the world in a better place than the world we currently live in. As a teenager, Shaun started his first-profit teaching kids to play the violin while also tutoring them in academics. By the age of 16, he was running his own summer camp and being hired by multiple other summer camps to teach violin lessons as well. He also is extremely passionate about giving ex-offenders another opportunity in society especially being that he himself is an ex-offender.

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Eric Tidwell

Mr. Tidwell is a Detroit native and graduate of Detroit’s Martin Luther King Jr., High School. He is an alum of both Georgia State University and Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. He has utilized his education and background in both accounting, business, non-profit management, and intellectual property law, to proudly serve the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the past two decades; currently serving as Managing Director & General Counsel of the King Estate.

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Arkesha Moore

            Communications Coordinator 

Hello, my name is Arkesha, 

I have always loved helping others and I major in political science with a minor in environmental studies in college.
As the Communications Coordinator, I repsond to inquiries on our feedback form, create and send out our weekly newsletter, and oversee the day to day communications of our project.

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Jessica Sun

           Head of Volunteer Management

As the Head of Volunteer Management, I help ensure that our volunteers provide the best possible program for our students. I oversee our Volunteer Management Board which checks volunteer requirements, manages volunteer communications within our program, and helps recruit new volunteers.

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Isabel Hindsman

Hello, my name is Isabel, and I am 17 years old. I love hosting classes, engaging with the students, and helping volunteers in this project, and in the future, I am interested in attending law school and continuing my passion for activism and social justice.

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Beckey Bell

Hi, my name is Beckey and I am 16 years old.

As the Communications Coordinator, I respond to inquiries on our feedback form, create and send out our weekly newsletter, and oversee the day-to-day communications of our project. This project means the world to me because I want to help make a positive impact on others during these trying times.

OUR MANAGEMENT BOARD

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Aakash Reddy

                  Head of Activities Division

Hello, I'm Aakash Reddy, a Senior at Johns Creek High School. I'm passionate about science, technology, and innovation. During my free time, I enjoy programming, cloud computing, playing soccer, giving back to the community through Aquaponic farming, working at the Woodruff Arts Center, and tutoring with Count Me In Group. I look forward to applying my skills and passion for technology and the life sciences to offer meaningful contributions to our society.

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Nwosu Nmesoma

                  Head of Activities Division

 I am 16 years old. I love soccer and I hope to study filmmaking and mathematics in college.
I monitor and supervise the activities that we plan for the kids and help recruit new volunteers. I have a drive and passion for helping people, so I saw this as an opportunity to give back to the youth of the community during these difficult times.

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Jess Coles

                  Co-Head of Activities Division

My name is Jess and I am 16 years old. I have a passion for helping others and learning new things! I help to manage our media platforms and volunteer recruitment, as well as help lead activities like tutoring, science experiments, and fun crafts!

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Ja'Lisa Locks

                     Head of Media Team

My name is Ja'Lisa, I am 22 years old.

Being the Head of Media, I am responsible for answering questions that come to our social media accounts, reaching out to other organizations, and ensuring that we have a strong media presence across all platforms for our organization to benefit as many children as possible.

 

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Ania Young

                      Volunteer Management
Hello, my name is Zenobia and I am 17 years old. I love hosting classes, engaging with the students, and helping volunteers in this project, and in the future, I am interested in attending law school and continuing my passion for activism and social justice.

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Zenobia Hart

                   Volunteer Management
Hello, my name is Amir and I am 15 years old. . I really look forward to meeting and talking to new people and helping out other kids through the Count Me In Group program.! Working with kids and volunteering has become a huge part of my life and I can't wait to continue! Hosting classes, and engaging with the students, has become a passion in my life.  I believe it has enhanced my interest in attending law school and continuing my passion for activism and social justice.

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Emily Tate

                 Volunteer Management
Hello, my name is Emily, and I am 19 years old. I love hosting classes, engaging with the students, and helping volunteers in this project, and in the future, I am interested in attending law school and continuing my passion for activism and social justice.

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Amir Flower

                   Volunteer Management.

 I’m a determined and hard working individual who doesn’t let anything get in the way of achieving my goals. I’m kind, caring and I love helping others and the Count Me In Group is a great way for me to do that. I joined this organization because of my passion to make a difference as many struggles during this time and my love for working with younger children. Part my responsibility is helping recruit new volunteers.

 

 

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Kirthana Golla

                   Volunteer Management
Hi, my name is Kirthana  I became a Count Me In Group tutor at the beginning of 9th grade
. I want to ensure that we provide students with quality tutoring, and support, and help them reach their fullest potential.. Taking part in this project lets me express my passion for collaborating with peers and students, enriching the minds of our youth.

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Alicia  Rodriguez

                   Volunteer Management
Hi, my name is Alicia and I am 15 years old. Taking part in this project lets me express my passion for collaborating with peers and students, enriching the minds of our youth.

This program means the world to me because I want to help make a positive impact on others during these trying time

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Chole Wang

                  Volunteer Management
Hi, my name is Jessica Cao and I am 15 years old. Taking part in this project lets me express my passion for collaborating with peers and students, and enriching the minds of our youth.

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Steve Toliver

                       Head of Media Team.

I am 27 years old, and I am currently attending, I hope to be pre-med and study Biochemistry! As Head of the Media Engagement Division,I coordinate the tasks the Media Team covers, aid other division heads, provide consistent updates via Zoom, and ensure the Media Team is on track in completing its duties.

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Brittany Calahan

             Head Volunteer Management

My name is Brittany and I am 24 years old.
With my drive and passion for helping people, so I saw this as an opportunity to give back to the youth of the community during these difficult times.  I hope to make an impact by helping others and contributing to this global community.  One of my responsibility is to contact blogs and spread the word about our organization.

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Isabel Prasad

Volunteer Management
Hello, my name is Isabel Prasad, and I am 16 years old. I love hosting classes, engaging with the students, and helping volunteers in this project, and in the future, I am interested in attending law school and continuing my passion for activism and social justice.

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Jessica Xang

                   Volunteer Management
Hi, my name is Jessica and I am 15 years old.I have always loved helping others and I would like to major in political science with a minor in environmental studies in college.
As the Communications Coordinator, I responded to inquiries on our feedback form, create and send out our weekly newsletter, and oversee the day-to-day communications of our project.