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Keiada Holmes a 7-year educator from Hartsville, SC received her undergraduate degree as an Honor Graduate and Class of 2014 President at Winston Salem State University. 

Following graduation, Holmes returned to SC to began her educational endeavors at Jacobs Ladder of the Carolinas, and briefly, Darlington County Community Action Agency (St.Joseph Head Start). Following this, she developed LOL Youth Ministry and joined  Teach For America- South Carolina.

Holmes gained the majority of her experience with Darlington County School District (Spaulding Elementary School) where she taught 5th grade, Girl Scouts, Drama Club, and severed as an Assistant Cheer Coach.

 

Holmes strongly believes in the holistic approach to develop student achievement. Students must feel loved, valued, and respected before learning takes place. 

Holmes values the relationships built with students and families.  

LOL STEAM School of the Arts is created to provide a community of acceptance, love, and growth. Holmes was encouraged to begin this endeavor based on her successful Youth Ministry, Living out Loud. Holmes believes she will create a platform that provides all children the opportunity to live their dreams, by living out loud. 

Our Name. Our History.

Living Out Loud Youth Ministry, or LOL for short, was founded by Keiada Holmes and Carmen Jackson in December 2014. A non-profit 501c3 organization with a focus on maximizing worship through the arts, LOL was well-known. 

 

In 2015, LOL expanded quickly, adding 75 members and 16 churches. The LOL youth were exceptionally gifted and committed to their ministry. Musicians, singers, dancers, poets, rappers, artists, and musical engineers made up the group of young people involved. 

 

LOL Youth Ministry made significant progress and traveled a lot. Their lengthy resume has left a lasting impression on our community. A number of opportunities, including singing with recording artist CaseyJ and working closely with Grammy Award winner Kelontae Gavin, were accomplishments made possible by this ministry.

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