About Us

The LILYMI Foundation provides a sustainable, positive influence in the lives of young people.  Our workshops and programs for grades preK-12 improve social and emotional coping skills.


We are asset builders, innovators and strategists for exceptional outcomes.  We encourage every student to graduate and pursue their dreams.


Our team is made up of licensed social workers, educators & volunteers who are passionate about seeing young people succeed.


Our specific workshop series and camp topics vary, but always include 4 key principles:

  • Be unique.  You matter.
  • Respect yourself and others.
  • Have goals and work toward them.
  • Your decisions are your future.


Since 2005, LILYMI has been serving children, youth and adults in the areas of prevention, intervention, graduation and professional development.  


Our Mr. Emotions & Friends program has been recognized as a quality and effective practice by the Ohio Mental Health Network for School Success (OMHNSS).

The LILYMI Foundation is non-profit 501(c)3 with tax ID 46-2045382.  Mailing address:

LILYMI Foundation

3064 Magnolia 

Edgewood, KY  41017

Board of Directors

Glenna S. Edwards

E-mail: glenna@liveitlikeyoumeanit.com

Phone: +1 513 373 3144 


Jennifer Freeman

E-mail: jen@liveitlikeyoumeanit.com

Phone: +1 513 623 6522


Maria Robbins Vanderwerker

E-mail: maria@liveitlikeyoumeanit.com

Phone: +1 513 702 3773


Lisa Piar Zupan

E-mail: lisa@liveitlikeyoumeanit.com

Phone: +1 440 537 3494

EVERY 28 seconds a student drops out of high school.

2,880 children drop out of school every day.  This impacts youth, friends, families, neighborhoods, crime rates and our economy.


Don't settle for "that's just the way it is".  You can make a difference. Precious lives are at stake.


Welcome to LILYMI!  Together, we can reverse the dropout epidemic.  

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  • "The answer lies within ourselves. If we can't find peace and happiness there, it's not going to come from the outside." Tenzin Palmo

  • "Don't cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you've got." Steven Pressfield

  • "If you want to feel rich, just count all the gifts you have that money cannot buy." Unknown

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