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Our Story

“We believe that we can build within our OWN communities.” 

- Dr. Leron Lightfoot, CEO & Founder of Math 4 Success

Our Motivation

Founder, Dr. Leron J. Lightfoot was a student from an underserved community of South Los Angeles. Though his environment was seemingly failing, it was his parents and mentors that instilled in him that academic achievement could take him anywhere he wanted to go.  His mantra became Access to Knowledge Coupled with Discipline equals Success. That life equation helped him to achieve a perfect score on the SAT math, a full academic scholarship to Xavier University of Louisiana and a full academic fellowship to graduate school at Michigan State University where he received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering.

It has been Dr. Lighfoot’s goal to give back to students who have come from similar backgrounds. He saw the importance of math in his academic journey and because of this, he believes that despite the environment, math can be taught to all when given the proper resources, structure, and a program customized to each student's unique background.

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Founder of Math 4 Success, Dr. Leron Lightfoot, was awarded the Unsung Hero Award by the Black Male Educators Alliance of Michigan (B.M.E.A.). Here he speaks on why he started Math 4 Success and how he plans to make an impact on the youth.

How We're Different

Our mission is to bring talent from corporate America to the students of Detroit, MI. Our talent is sourced locally and consists of engineers, tech experts, and mathematicians. With their passion for math and their drive for the students of Detroit, our impact is like no other. We strive to be the most flexible program within the city by tailoring our services to the needs of the students of the community. Our ultimate mission is to create the necessary change in all communities across the nation to give our students the best resources to bring them success. It's on all of us to create that change.

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