We Win Institute
Mar 20, 2018 7:15 AM
Titilayo Bediako
We Win Institute

WE WIN Institute is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to the mission of creating academic and social success for all children. WE WIN provides a safe and nurturing environment for young people and works to increase parental involvement in the lives of their children and in their child’s schools.  WE WIN gives children a base of knowledge in core subjects and assists them in developing the skills that they need to grow into successful and responsible adults. 

In the fall of 1995, Lyndale school (Minneapolis Public School) teacher Titilayo (Titi) Bediako saw the need to build the youth of the future by celebrating and honoring cultural differences. WE WIN, which began with one program and 25 children, and has grown to include free parent groups, after school, tutoring, and summer programs, and Kwanzaa Celebrations each year and as of 2014, has served over 5000 youth and families, creating long-term and systemic change in their lives and communities.

Ms. Bediako, the founder and creator of WE WIN received the 2002 National Education Association’s Trensholm Award, which is awarded to only two educators in the United States in recognition of her educational innovations and dedication to at-risk youth. Since gaining her Masters Degree and retiring from teaching in public schools, she has put all of her time and energy into creating change for the youth of tomorrow.