Co-Founders

Kids Prosper Kids is a unique nonprofit that was formed by kids, for kids, with parent leaders just trying to keep up!  What began as a single project in Ghana, West Africa quickly spread throughout the students and town of Prosper, becoming a powerful movement creating a culture of generosity and compassion with kids prospering kids, locally and globally.  Students everywhere are raising funds to build schools for kids who need it most, to bring education and freedom to the vulnerable and exploited in villages throughout Ghana.

In additional to the students seen on this page, the adults below have committed their time and talents to serve as the Board of Directors of Kids Prosper Kids, Inc.

 
Kimberli Brackett    Co-Founder    kimberli@kidsprosperkids.org   Kimberli and her husband John have been married for 29 years and have two children Landon and Ashton. They moved back to the North Dallas area where Kimberli taught 5th grade math at Cockrell Elementary in Prosper, TX. In 2017 her 5th graders decided they didn’t want to live a status quo life and collectively came to her eager to start their own non-profit organization where they could use their gifts and passion to serve others locally and globally - thus Kids Prosper Kids was launched! Kimberli attended Oklahoma Christian University and Abilene Christian University where she earned her bachelor's degree in Education. In addition to previously teaching math, Kimberli has 17 years of experience as a business owner where she successfully empowered and trained colleagues in leadership development, marketing and sales. Kimberli has a deep love and passion for the people of Ghana. She has traveled to Ghana twenty times since 2009 to help rescue trafficked children, provide healing, holistic care, and now, innovative education. Her heart is to connect, encourage and empower people both in Ghana and in the United States to build deep and meaningful relationships that will bring forth unity, change and prosperity for generations. Kimberli has recently been certified as a John Maxwell coach, speaker and trainer and will be using these life changing skills and resources to build servant minded leaders here and in Ghana.

Kimberli Brackett

Co-Founder

kimberli@kidsprosperkids.org

Kimberli and her husband John have been married for 29 years and have two children Landon and Ashton. They moved back to the North Dallas area where Kimberli taught 5th grade math at Cockrell Elementary in Prosper, TX. In 2017 her 5th graders decided they didn’t want to live a status quo life and collectively came to her eager to start their own non-profit organization where they could use their gifts and passion to serve others locally and globally - thus Kids Prosper Kids was launched! Kimberli attended Oklahoma Christian University and Abilene Christian University where she earned her bachelor's degree in Education. In addition to previously teaching math, Kimberli has 17 years of experience as a business owner where she successfully empowered and trained colleagues in leadership development, marketing and sales. Kimberli has a deep love and passion for the people of Ghana. She has traveled to Ghana twenty times since 2009 to help rescue trafficked children, provide healing, holistic care, and now, innovative education. Her heart is to connect, encourage and empower people both in Ghana and in the United States to build deep and meaningful relationships that will bring forth unity, change and prosperity for generations. Kimberli has recently been certified as a John Maxwell coach, speaker and trainer and will be using these life changing skills and resources to build servant minded leaders here and in Ghana.


Our Board

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Bob McWard |

Director of Operations

Bob resides in Prosper, TX with his wife, Suzy, and their 3 boys. Bob serves as the Director of Program Operations for Raytheon’s Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems (ISRS). He is responsible for operations performance, operations strategy, and capital management for ISRS. Prior to joining Raytheon, Bob served in the United States Army’s 82nd Airborne Division attaining the rank of captain. He graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and is a graduate of Raytheon’s Leadership Excellence Program. While attending Grace Community Church in Plano, Bob served in various church leadership capacities including life group leader and board member. Bob has been a mentor to middle school youth and is an active community youth sports coach.

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Suzy McWard |

Board Member


Suzy grew up in Williamsburg, Va, played field hockey for the University of Mary Washington, and then went on to get her Masters in Teaching at the University of Virginia. Soon after graduating from UVA, she married her husband Bob in 2000 and they immediately moved to Allen, TX. Suzy taught 7th grade science at Ford Middle School in Allen ISD where she also led FCA all 4 years she was there. She put her teaching career on hold when her first of 3 sons was born in 2004. She enjoys working with middle schoolers every chance she gets. She feels honored to have been a part of Kids Prosper Kids from the very beginning and is grateful for the trip she and Bob took to Ghana back in 2017 when KPK purchased our land. Suzy is passionate about helping kids, both here and in Ghana! She loves pouring into kids to help them discover their own gifts and then to help empower them as they learn how to use their talents and blessings to bless others. Suzy has helped with many of our events and loves serving KPK in any way she can!

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Stephanie Hecke |

Board Member

Stephanie has lived in Prosper with her husband and two children for 5 years. She grew up in Arkansas and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a BBA in Business Management. She is currently a real estate lender with Landmark Bank and enjoys helping people achieve the dream of home ownership. Stephanie has been involved with KPK almost from the very beginning when her daughter Addy fell in love with the mission and was the vision and entrepreneur behind Egg My Yard. Stephanie joins our board with a strong philanthropic background and is passionate about serving the community through volunteering. She serves as the 1st VP for Young Men’s Service League and as Co-President of the PTO at Rogers Middle School.

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Newlove Dogbey | Board Member

Newlove resides in Prosper, TX with his wife, Mydeem and three children. He serves as a Network Design and Technology Consultant for NTT Data. Newlove also graduated from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden with a MSc in Information Technology; Stockholm University, Sweden with MSc in Information Technology Management/Project Management; and Southern Methodist University (SMU) with MSc in Telecommunication and Network Engineer.

Newlove loves the Lord and has served and currently serving in various capacities in the advancement of the Kingdom of God. One of his greatest passions is leading the younger generation to know God more and more. It is his greatest honor to find a relationship with Kids Prosper Kids and be part of the good thing the Lord is doing with and through this organization.

He has been privileged to speak and present Ghana at KPK events and looking forward to joining hands with all KPK board members and KPK families to bring hope to the hopeless and touch lives across the globe.

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Kellie Vincent |

Treasurer and Director of Finance

Kellie and her husband, Tres, have called Prosper home for 4 years. The community has been so welcoming to the Louisiana natives along with their three boys, Hunter, Tyler, and Keller.

Kellie is a CPA and operates her own tax consulting practice in McKinney. When presented the opportunity of sharing her gift of accounting with Kids Prosper Kids she couldn’t have been more honored.

When not crunching numbers, Kellie loves cheering her boys on in their sports and talents, traveling the world, is as well soaking up the Texas sun.

Kellie and her family are actively involved with Boys Scouts of America and several ministries at their church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Frisco.

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Dr. Elizabeth Acquaye | Healing Hearts

Dr. Acquaye graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1999 with a BA in Biology. She continued her education at the Baylor College of Dentistry, where she graduated in 2004 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery, D.D.S. degree. She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Society, the Texas Dental Society, the Dallas County Dental Society and is a member of the Dallas Rotary where she previously served on the Rotary International Board.

Dr. Acquaye Co-founded Healing Hearts and Hearts (H3) in 2009, an NGO based in Dallas with a branch in Accra, Ghana. H3 assists and provides free dental care and dental education to poor and disadvantaged people in Dallas County as well as thousands of children in villages and orphanages in Ghana.

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Heather Clay | President of KPK Local

Heather and her family have been Prosper residents since 2008. She and her husband, Billy, have two kids, Caden and Kennedy. Heather is an elementary teacher in Prosper and has been fortunate enough to watch the beauty of KPK unfold from the beginning.

After graduating with a marketing degree from the University of North Texas, Heather quickly realized her passion did not lie in the business world, but rather in an area where she felt she could make a difference in the lives of children. In 2005, she followed many of her families’ footsteps into education. After teaching in Frisco ISD for 10 years, she joined the Prosper ISD family. Heather enjoys serving in many capacities, especially through her church and Kids Prosper Kids.

She and her family are looking forward to not only helping build Prosper Life Vocational School in Ghana, but also traveling there this summer to help make this KPK dream a reality!

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Billy Clay | Board Member

Billy is a native Texan who grew up in the east Texas town of Longview. He left the state for a short period while he attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he played football for the Golden Eagles. Billy graduated from USM with a degree in Industrial Engineering Technology.

After moving back to the great state of Texas, Billy reunited with his high school sweetheart, Heather, and they were married in 2003.

Billy has always had a passion for service and answered what he felt was a calling for public service. With over 16 total years in Law Enforcement, Billy has been with the Frisco Police Department for nearly 14 years and is currently the Lieutenant in the Community Services Division which encompasses Community Services Officers, Public Information Officers, the Animal Services Unit, the detention facility and the courts.

Billy and Heather have two children, Caden and Kennedy. They live in Prosper where they have resided since 2008.

Billy loves spending time with his family in the outdoors and especially enjoys to hunt and fish..

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Deidra Reynolds | VP of KPK Local

Deidra and her husband, Chris, reside in McKinney with their two children, Parker and Reese. Her family has been involved with Kids Prosper Kids since 2017 when her son Parker was in the 5th grade class that initiated the non-profit.

Deidra is an elementary reading teacher in Prosper ISD and completed her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2018. She strives to instill a love of reading in her students. She is fiercely committed to her most important role at school, which is to make sure children feel loved and encouraged to be their very best.

When she isn’t reading with students, she can often be found with a variety of books in her hands. She also enjoys traveling and exploring new places and plans to go to Ghana this summer with her family to help build and shape Prosper Life Vocational School.

Staff

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Lauren Oellermann |

Marketing Coordinator

Lauren grew up in the North Texas area but currently goes to school at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. She is studying Marketing and Mass Communication and has experience at Crescent Estates and Harris Media as an intern focusing on digital marketing. With KPK, Lauren hopes to increase awareness and marketing efforts through social media, the site and various branding projects.