In The News!

Quiet Hero helps kids tap into their potential
WWLTV: Wednesday, March 29, 2012

In this country, many people have risen from nothing to something to achieve their dreams in life.




Homeless as a teen, Gentilly Mom Takes Lead In Empowering Youths
Published in The Times Picayune: Thursday, June 30, 2011, 10:03 AM

LaRita Francois Flotte knows what it’s like to have a tough childhood. She also knows how to overcome adversity. Now, as the director of a small foundation, Flotte, 31, is sharing her story with young people to help them succeed.


Guest Speaker, LaRita Flotte at the Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology

LaRita Francois-Flotte, Executive Director & Founder of Take the Lead Foundation travels to schools throughout New Orleans talking to children about her life and the daughter of two alcohol and drug addicted parents.



Together We Unlock Your Potential!

We hope you find our programs resourceful and innovaion. Take The Lead Foundation is focused on providing enhanced motivational and educational programs to youth in the City of New Orleans that build self-esteem, promote leadership and enhance communication and social skills. We strive to positively impact economic development in under-developed areas, raise literacy awareness and provide our participants with excellent services. We will do everything we can to meed your needs and expectations.

With a variety of workshops and programs developed to uplift the community, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.


TLF Urgent Projects

We are seeking program funding to provide the TLF Workshop Series to participants at the Lower 9th Ward Village Center located at 1001 Charbonnet St., New Orleans, LA 70117. Take the Lead Foundation is currently headquartered at The Lower 9th Ward Village and hosts 6 signature programs: 1) The Youth Empowerment Project, 2) Leader’s Literacy Group, 3) Math Attack (math skills group), 4) Community Advocates, 5) Mini-Me, and 6) The Young Artists Group (YAG). Each program features life skills instruction, community service projects, leadership development, artistic development, field trips, and the Lead The Way guest speaker series!

We are seeking commercial space in the following areas: New Orleans East or Central City to establish Take the Lead Community Resource Center. The center will provide computer training, awareness workshops, and youth based programs within the chosen community.