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The Founders

Libby Kyles is the executive director for Tzedek Social Justice Fund and the founder of Changing LENS Consulting, which focuses on racial and educational equity, professional and personal coaching. A graduate of Western Carolina University, Libby spent 20 years in North Carolina classrooms while also earning her National Board Certification and completing her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from East Tennessee State University.

While teaching, Libby co-founded Youth Transformed for Life (YTL Training Programs) in 2014 and served as the Executive Director until June of 2019. Under her leadership, YTL developed two summer and after school programs, GRACE for Teens and ROSES and MOSS for elementary school students and an advocacy program to improve the communication between participants, teachers, and parents.

Libby continues to work in the community as the Chair of the Board for Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust and The Buncombe County Women’s Commission and contributes to local social justice movements aimed at the liberation of Black people. 


Making a Difference

At YTL training, students receive so much more than an ordinary education. We pride ourselves on creating a unique, exciting environment that embraces all types of learners and promotes growth both academically and personally. Students and families are also welcomed into a dynamic and supportive community.

Interested in learning more about YTL training? We invite you to keep exploring our website, and get in touch with questions about our values, academics, community and more. Join us today!

Our Mission

Enriching Student Lives

We strive to better our students through educational experiences both in and out of the classroom. The mission of YTL training is to create a place where students feel safe to tackle obstacles and accomplish all of their goals. We offer a variety of opportunities to help students be the best version of themselves, while having some fun along the way.

Our Philosophy

The Passion of Education

At YTL training, we understand that each of our students has individual wants and needs. We believe that learning can only be fostered from a feeling of mutual respect and compassion, and we maintain those values in everything we do. Our unique approach provides students with the proper support system that will help lead them to a successful path.

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