Meet Our Team

"We desire to help youth reach their fullest potential in life."

Lakenya Lott

​Founder, Youth Driven by Purpose, Inc.


Lakenya Lott is the founder of the non-profit organization, Youth Driven by Purpose, Inc. A native of Lakeland, Florida, she has actively mentored youth throughout the Polk County District. Lakenya is a 2013 graduate of Southeastern University where she obtained a Bachelors of Social Work, and is an alumni of Hillsborough Community College. In that same year of her graduation, she partnered with the YMCA to provide successful programs to the youth within the community.


She has volunteered with Big Brother, Big Sister, Lakeland Police Athletic League, and the youth ministry at her church of Word Alive Ministries. Lakenya’s previous experience in the non-profit sector, along with her passion for mentoring and being a role model, inspired the creation of Youth Driven by Purpose Inc.  Her vision is to provide successful programs for youth, with hopes of cultivating and producing the next generation of leaders. Currently, Lakenya is a juvenile probation officer who has contributed effectively and efficiently to shaping today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders through mentoring & reducing their rate of recidivism. 

Board of Directors

Academic Adivsor at Polk State College

Felicia Zimmerman


 Wilson Advocacy Group, P.A

David Wilson IV

Vice President


Teacher at Church of God Bibleway

Kristeen March



 Suprina Green