We had the good fortune of connecting with Ty Lewis and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ty, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
Giving up is not an option. My ability to keep going is driven by my God-given assignment, family, people that are assigned to me, and the lives that I was called to change. My gift is greater than my feelings. When you feel the urge to give up, ask yourself, “Is giving up worth aborting the plan to impact lives and be the answer to someone’s problem?” You’ve got this! Keep pushing.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Educationally Speaking Center for Learning, Inc. was established to provide academic excellence to students who have deficits or are in need of acceleration in the areas of reading, math, and writing. Some of our services include one-on-one tutoring, homeschool and reading consultations, special education advocacy, business coaching, professional development for educators and parents, and a summer enrichment program. Our commitment to offering our scholars a future and hope sets us apart from our competitors. Education is not just about data, grades, or standardized test scores. It’s about making every child known. If you ever have the opportunity to sit and chat with me, you will always hear me say, “This business is not about me. It is a gift that was given to me by God, and I intend to steward it well.” People often say, “Ministry and education don’t go together.” I beg to differ. There will be times when a child walks through our door, and they will need more than a phonics lesson or instruction in math. They are in need of mental, emotional, and social “tutoring,” too. Being in this position gives me an opportunity to serve and meet the needs of children who have been forgotten in the system. We aren’t just an educational center; we are the bridge that connects the child to the curriculum.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love to eat. I’m a foodie. If I had a friend visiting from another city, we would literally eat our way through Atlanta. Some of my favorite restaurants are Le Petit Marche & Pancake Social for breakfast, Krog Street or Ponce City Market for various lunch options, and for dinner, we would go to my favorite place, Nan Thai Fine Dining. I would also take them to the World of Coca-Cola, the Civil Rights Museum, Shops at Avalon, The Beltline, and Battery Atlanta to hang out.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate this Shoutout to my husband. Thank you for being a leader. So many people see me in the spotlight, but they fail to realize that everything happens because you’re working behind the scenes, sacrificing, praying for me, encouraging me, and pushing me when I feel like I can’t push myself. You continue to remind me that this work is not about me, but about leaving an inheritance for generations to come, impacting lives, and, most importantly, being obedient to God’s will for my life.

Website: www.educationallyspeaking.net
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Image Credits
Photo credits: Nadra Cohens Jason Neil Townsend