Meet the Director, Lennetta Graham, an Augusta native, who understands that children thrive when they are given proper guidance, love, and opportunity.  This belief has driven her to ensure that each child entering Emerging Leaders Learning Center will be afforded the best opportunity to develop, learn and grow into the best version of themselves, including her daughter, Kassidy.

Lennetta has vowed to ensure that no matter what background our children come from, they will be awarded with experiences that will shape them into well rounded, respectable, culturally experienced young people in our community.  Lennetta has been surrounded by children all of her life, and completed her Director’s training in March of 2020.  Lennetta loves to learn and earned her Bachelor of Science degree as an honor graduate (Magna Cum Laude) from Kennesaw State University.

She is looking forward to welcoming your child to the center!



Meet the OWNER, Paul Johnson, an Augusta native. He is a graduate of the 1982 class of Richmond Academy. He joined the Marines upon graduation, and continues to serve the country as a dedicated, long-term Federal Government careerist (38 years).
Paul has traveled to over 70 countries during his decorated career.  He has a host of cultural, geographical, and historical knowledge gleaned from his travels around the globe and having lived 18 years of his career abroad.
“It has been a lifelong dream of mine to return to Augusta and be a driving force in helping to shape the CSRA’s future leaders. Emerging Leaders Learning Center is an excellent springboard for our youth and we will have EXCELLENT programs to accomplish our mission. Thank you in advance for your support, partnership, and patronage.

Mission statement:

Our mission is to brighten the future of our community by providing support, resources, and hope for a better tomorrow to each family through excellent childcare, family interaction, and community engagement.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to emerge leaders who are individually prepared to achieve excellence in their educational studies, personal responsibilities, and communal spirit.