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Our Mission:
Our mission is to strengthen our communities by utilizing our most valuable, precious and readily available resource...the people that occupy them. Our children will glean from the knowledge offered by teachers, doctors, lawyers and politicians; as well as mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles and neighbors. We make a solemn pledge to employ the help of each and every community member. Our children cannot and will not be left behind, especially when considering the wealth of knowledge amongst us. "WE MUST ALL GET INVOLVED!"

Our Executive Board:
Founder and CEO: Terrance Manogin

Terrance obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Bachelor of Public Administration in Criminal Justice from the University of Mississippi. An early childhood experience, at the tender age of 8, ignited the belief that acting for the benefit of others is right and good.  From that point, Terrance Manogin realized that his life would be lived in service to others. Since that time, he has worked diligently in the field of psychology, mentoring, and athletics giving back to communities--one person, group, or organization at a time.  He has worked as a mentor and counselor for Community Counseling Solutions. Terrance also has served in leadership positions with variuos other organizations and cooperations.  Lives in Transition was formed out of this desire to see others live happier, healthier, and more fulfilled lives. Terrance firmly believes that the CHANGE we seek is within our grasp.

CAO: Sybrina Atwaters

Sybrina is inspired by theologian Benjamin Jowett who stated, “We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, knowledge, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, and unique.” An unduplicated stamp is not denoted by one’s pursuit of a general status of greatness—it can only be measured by the concrete actions taken to leave the communities, organizations, and systems encountered significantly altered by our presence. Sybrina has a passion for youth and education. She has served as a mentor, tutor, and curriculum designer for several organizations such as : Office of Minority Education and Development- GT , Cingular Wireless/AT&T, Smyrna Baptist Church, and SURE(Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering & Science).

Sybrina is currently a PhD student at Georgia Tech, a Research Assistant for ISWICCSM and serves on the executive board of the Religious Education Association.

Donneshia Ricks

Donneshia Ricks graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 1997 with a B.A. in English Education.  After graduating, she taught high school English for two years and then worked with at risk middle school students and families for one year.  Donneshia realizes exactly how much influence educators have over the paths their students choose.  She recalls how the teachers in her life impacted her career path by raising the bar of expectations for her and other students. As Henry Ford states, “If you believe that you can or that you can’t, then you’re probably right.” Her desire is to be the type of mentor that encourages others to excel toward their highest potential.

Donneshia relocated to the Atlanta metro area in 2000.  Since that time, she has worked in several industries in varying management capacities and have had the opportunity to travel abroad and experience other cultures.  Her most recent Management experience has been in finance and Insurance.  She holds the following NASD licenses:  Series 7, 63, and 24. 

Our Mentors and Instructors:
We have a dedicated group of entrepreneurs, medical professionals, engineers, graduate students, administrators, counselors, mothers and fathers eager to work in solidarity with the youth of today … the leaders of tomorrow.