Our Story

iamALIVE, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) faith-based nonprofit organization that was established in 2023, driven by a deeply personal story that began many years ago. LaSaundra Kay Hewitt, the founder, experienced relentless bullying throughout her journey from elementary school to high school. Her struggle with suicidal thoughts, depression, and low self-esteem was a testament to the lasting effects of such torment. After years of perseverance, LaSaundra found healing, wholeness, and self-worth, inspiring her to establish an organization that would provide support to youth facing similar challenges. In 2015, she initiated Advocates for C.H.A.N.G.E., an organization empowering youth to speak out against bullying. LaSaundra shared her own experiences and educated people about the profound impact of bullying by visiting numerous schools in the area. After a brief hiatus, iamALIVE, Inc. was established, with ALIVE standing for Accepted, Loved, Included, Valued, Empowered.

The core mission of iamALIVE, Inc. is to empower and educate young individuals who have endured bullying and related challenges. Our approach focuses on nurturing their inner strength and resilience, equipping them to rise above the adversities they face. Recognizing that addressing the issue of bullying requires collective efforts, we extend our support to parents, guardians, and teachers. By collaborating with charter schools, public schools, and stakeholders, we strive to develop effective strategies that reduce bullying within educational systems, fostering a safe and inclusive environment for all.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we rely on the support of dedicated individuals like you. There are several ways to get involved with iamALIVE, Inc. You can volunteer your time, contribute donations, attend our events, and help raise awareness about our cause through social media. By joining forces with us, you have the power to make a significant impact on the lives of young people who have experienced bullying, supporting their journey towards healing and empowerment.

Let us unite in advocating for every youth who has been affected by the devastating impact of bullying, working together to create a brighter future where they can thrive. Connect with us on social media, and if you feel compelled, consider making a donation. Together, at iamALIVE, Inc., we will empower youth to transcend the scars of bullying and embrace their true potential.

Meet The Board of Directors


iamALIVE, Inc. is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization who provides empowerment and education to youth who have experienced bullying and related issues. 

Through our educational programs, we empower youth to utilize practical and spiritual tools in order to overcome bullying and its detrimental effects.


We envision a world where every youth feels accepted, loved, included, valued, and empowered with the practical and spiritual tools to overcome bullying and its related issues.

We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment that supports the emotional, social, and spiritual growth of youth.

Through our educational programs, we aim to inspire hope and foster resilience, helping youth to not only survive but thrive in the face of adversity.

Our ultimate goal is to empower youth to rise above the challenges they face, where the damaging effects of bullying are no longer a barrier to success and fulfillment.