Founder & Executive Director
Founder & Executive Director: Delores Powell
A published children's book author of the Cool Kid with a Secret. She has also served a key role in the medical field for 14 years, helping adults and children in the most critical time of their life. She has always instilled in each of her patients a never give up Spirit, even when they would face the challenge of never being able to walk again, she would somehow find a way to make them appreciate the new life that has been presented to them. At the same time, Delores has also volunteered with Marietta City schools for over the past 13 years watching and guiding her children through school. She has three graduates from Marietta High and one well on his way.
Every child that Delores comes in contact with, she tries to spend at least five minutes of her time finding out what they're doing, who they are and if they are on the right track, at the same time giving them words of encouragement, empowerment and guidance. She has earned the name neighborhood Mom within her community. Her husband Shannon, share the same love for children and family values. Their goal is to reach as many children as possible, give them the directions, guidance, love, care, confidence, and leadership as well as being an advocate or a friend to just listen to. We at Cool Kids' Committee are taking on the challenge one community at a time.
Board Chairman: Shannon Powell Sr.
CEO of Unique Painters, a well respected Painting and Drywall business of 15 years.
A proud husband and father of 4, born and raised in Chicago Illinois, moved to Marietta, Georgia 25 years ago searching to secure his future.
Shannon has a great passion for Music and Arts , but his Greatest Love of All Is mentoring kids. He believes that if you dedicate a little time with a child, it could have a great impact on what their future beholds.
This is why he feel that his commitment to Cool Kids' Committee is very important for our future leaders , showing them that with hard work, dedication, honesty and leadership, the sky is the limit.
Shannon Powell Sr.
Executive Assistant: Kimberly Moore
A native Pennsylvanian who relocated to Georgia over 20 years ago. She is actively involved in her son’s academic and athletic activities. She is currently obtaining her degree in Criminal Justice. Kim’s lifetime goal has always been to be actively involved with helping the youth make better choices in life; to make them aware that they have options.
Kim has always recognized that not every youth has been provided the direction needed to be successful, but she is determined to reach out to as many as she can to help make a difference. “The children are indeed our future and we need to ensure we prepare them for life’s obstacles.”
CFO: Barry Pitts
Coach and Mentor with the Georgia Stars AAU Basketball program, a non-profit organization helping kids obtain college scholarships. He has also served as the CFO of Reach Inc, from 1997 to 1999. Barry had the special opportunity of working with kids and adults with cerebral palsy and other special needs in a non-profit setting. It was a joy and privilege for him to make sure that the financial operations of the organization were intact for those individuals personal development and growth.
Board Member: Prentis Mitchell
A native of Brooklyn, NY . He is an illustrator of DP Inspiration for children books, "Dont Put Down Your Crown" and "The Cool KId With A Secret". Notable achievements also include creating promotional flyers, logos, and cartoon characters. Prentis has the gift of art for helping children become great individuals in this world. He has aspired to connect to the youth, and empowering them has always been a goal. By utilizing his creativity, he is using what he's learned as well as life experiences to help future generations dream and plant seeds for successful futures.