We Are Innovative

And Inclusive Creators.

Creating and Cultivating Creative Thinkers

About Us

Live Love Lead is a school-support organization that inspires students to continue their education by attending higher education, enlisting in the military or attending trade school. By facilitating community service activities and media arts programs in the community our organization brings awareness to many issues in the community.

Everyone Has A Purpose

Our Purpose

Live Love Lead’s purpose is to improve the lives of at-risk youth and young-adults through academic enrichment, communication arts and business, and character and community development.

Karesse Clemons

Founding President

Innovative, creative, and progressive are only a few words to describe Karesse Clemons. Born to Lakechia Clemons and Willie Stewart in the city of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Karesse triumphed over poverty and exclusion in a number of different spaces.

Karesse Clemons holds a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, and is currently pursing his Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

He serves as the Founding President of Live Love Lead, a non-profit school-support organization.Clemons has founded a number of organizations including Live Love Lead, Global Connection of Young Ministers, K. Clemons Studios, and Black Nashville Honors.

In 2018, Karesse Clemons fully accepted his call to ministry and was licensed at the City of Grace Church (Friendship Missionary Baptist Church), under the direction of Pastor Frank D. Stevenson Sr. and Lady Lekita Stevenson. His initial sermon was entitled “The Fire was Devine”.

As a creative producer, Clemons has produced many television shows, podcasts, short films and documentaries that challenge social constructs and norms in the African-American culture.

Clemons has worked as an English teacher at Whites Creek High School in Nashville, Tennessee and for Live Nation Entertainment. During his time at Live Nation Clemons has worked for names such as Chris Brown, Common, Ledsi, Dave Mattews, Maxwell, and many more. Presently, Karesse Clemons is working to launch a media school and progressive school for minority students.

Guy Stanford Jr.

Vice-President

He is a Clarksville, TN native who started undergrad at Tennessee State University finished out his degree in Marketing at Austin Peay State University. Stanford started his own foundation at age 19 named the “Guy Stanford Keep Hope Alive Scholarship” for the students attending college from the Clarksville community also becoming a published author at the age of 20. His first semester at APSU, he became a representative of the Collegiate Honors Council Conference. He is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, Inc., National Association Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (TNSCS).

Maria McCormick

Secretary

Christian Henry

Treasurer

Armon Bell

Production Committee Chair

Amarri Hatcher

Community Life Committee Chair

Shaunese Gleaves

Education Committee Chair

We all have something to share with young people. Things no one has seen quite the way we’ve seen them. Our fears and failures and even what we struggle with at this very moment are object lessons that have much to teach, to reveal, to inspire. We can’t do everything but there’s nothing more valuable than investing yourself in another. Why should today’s young people learn the hard way when we’ve walked so many of the same paths and felt so many of the same pressures?
My passion is to give girls what I didn’t have; I had the best parents but no one showed me how to handle life. No one showed be how to love myself, how to deal with rape, how to overcome guilt and shame. For years I used sex and alcohol to deal with life. I’ve come through many hard trials, through a lot of pain but through it all God kept me.
A lot of people counted me out, said I wouldn’t be anything, but God saw the best in me and chose to use me.
I am a high school graduate of Hunters Lane High School. I have obtained a Associates of Science Degree in Business Administration Management. I am a proud mother of two wonderful boys.
I am a young woman who know who I was and who I am today; I am content with both. I have accepted God’s call to spiritual motherhood and sisterhood, taking spiritual daughters and sisters under my wing to guide them.
What we stand for.

Our Mission + Vision

The mission of Live Love Lead, is to cultivate and train future leaders to influence and serve others through servant leadership, media arts, and education.

Missionthe mission of Live Love Lead

The vision of Live Love Lead, is to provide resources to underserved communities that help to cultivate young leaders.

Visionthe vision of Live Love Lead
We Stand On A Solid Foundation Of Equity

Core Values

Scholarship

Establishing scholarship programs that ensure that education is accessible to all people.

Community

Continuing to support and build the community. By supporting underserved communities, we will be able to improve the quality of life in the area.

Spirituality

Setting the example on the way to live and providing spiritual guidance to communities. By providing programming and learning resources, we will be able to improve the morale of the communities we serve.

Counseling

Counseling those who need emotional support from dealing with past traumas that could cause them not to be able to have the best possible quality of life.

Education

Providing educational resources to underserved communities that they usually would not receive. Also by establishing an affordable institution of higher learning, we will be able to provide everyone the opportunity to have a quality and affordable education.

Awareness

Bringing awareness to issues such as gun violence, educational inequality, and HIV/AIDS
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