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Mission Statement

The mission of Prodigy Youth Services Inc. is to empower youth to become leaders by 

increasing student achievement, enhancing self-esteem, and promoting respect and responsibility. 

Vision Statement

The vision of Prodigy Youth Services Inc. is to develop the minds, attitudes, and personalities of at-risk youth and young adults to prepare them to be self-sustaining, responsible, and productive adults. 

Core Values





Meet the Founders of SWAGG Academy

Sheri J. Booker

Program Director

Sheri J. Booker is an award-winning author who has provided quality instruction and programming for students in Maryland and the District of Columbia. As a part of the Penn/Faulkner Foundations Writers in Schools Program, she has worked with hundreds of middle and high school students on literacy projects. She has also worked with students in India and helped to create a school of Media Arts in South Africa. She has written 4 books, one of which she was awarded an NAACP Image Award. She has a passion for working with youth and teaching them how to express themselves through a variety of writing formats.

Dr. Chanta' Booker

Executive Director

Dr. Chanta' Booker is born and raised in Baltimore City. She has over 20 years of experience serving students and families in Baltimore City and County as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She has served as a principal of grades Pre-K-12th and has a thorough understanding of the overall academic and social-emotional developmental needs of youth and young adults. While her background is in education, Dr. Booker has obtained a certification in Non-Profit Management. Her goal is to provide youth with exposure to new opportunities that will allow them to dream and set high expectations for themselves. 


Board of Directors

Effective: January 1, 2022

Chanta' Booker - Chair

Stacey Jefferson - Vice Chair 

​Ny'Ilah Whitaker - Secretary

Bennie Williams

 Darryl Richards

Michael Alexander

Sheri Booker 

Shermont Fox

Mayme Moore 

Rhonda Waller 

Veronica Marshall

Stanley Benn


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