Beautiful Minds Inc. – Advocacy & Special Needs Solutions (BMI) was conceived and created in 2003 by husband/wife team, Ifeanyi & Nicole Ufondu, life-long educators, community leaders and mentors who developed a strong conviction to empower “AT-RISK” and “HANDI-CAPABLE” students, frustrated parents, and economically disadvantaged communities in accessing high quality, educational tools and federal resources in order to meet the academic and social needs of exceptional individuals with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders.
Our goal is to provide independent, timely, culturally and socio-economically appropriate services and solutions for students and families in need. Our advocacy relies solely on the relentless pursuit of the academic, social, and emotional success of our clients… AT ALL COST!
Over the years, our expertise allowed us to garner several local and national awards. This is where we pat ourselves on the back! Congratulations to our fabulous team.
OUR COMPANY WAS FOUNDED
After leaving a flourishing career as an educator and administrator in the nation’s second largest school district, Los Angeles Unified, Dr. Ufondu’s son was diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. After hitting brick wall after brick wall, he redirected his career and embraced a new career in Educational Psychology. Thus, we opened our doors to our Beverly Hills, CA location and his advocacy career was born.
EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS
With a growing business and amassing an amazing reputation for winning, the South needed our help! In February 2007 we opened the doors to our second location in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex
WE ARE THE NATION’S LEADER
After 16 years in the industry, we have managed to exceed the expectations of our clients and have earned the respect of the districts in which we encounter. We will not accept anything less than what our clients deserve and will fight until we achieve the success you desire. Thank you for making us #1
PROVIDING BEST VALUES
Our values serve as a moral compass for our actions and determine how we will behave in this world
We have always believed that if one follows their heart, their passion… the work to follow would always be easy because it no longer is work! We follow our passion and prepare ourselves daily, to work hard and sacrifice… not for our dreams, but for the goals and aspirations of others!
Beautiful Minds Inc. – Advocacy & Special Needs Solutions continues to stay abreast of research, legislation, and training concerning IDEA ’04 (Individuals with Disabilities Act 2004) and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, 2006.
Founder - Psychologist
Ifeanyi A. Ufondu, Ph.D.
Dr. Ufondu is an Educational Psychologist, accomplished Educator, Special Education Advocate and co-founder of Beautiful Minds Inc.- Advocacy & Special Needs Solutions. A Bachelor’s and Master’s graduate in Educational Psychology from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor’s and Master’s graduate in Higher Education with an emphasis in Curriculum Development from Howard University. As a Ph.D. candidate at the University of London’s Kings College. Dr. Ufondu’s dissertation entitled “The Affect of Mitigating Race, Class and Gender on the Academic Success of the Young, Black Male: A Cross Cultural Ethnography” propelled his career into the arena of Special Education. His findings led him to assert that Race, Class and Gender were extremely relevant in the discipline Read more..
Owner - Life Coach
Mrs. Ufondu is a Life Coach and a corporate businesswoman with a career in property management in the commercial real estate industry. Mrs. Ufondu utilizes her previous life experiences, wins and losses, to assist in conveying her message of mentorship and perseverance. Mrs. Ufondu is co-owner of Beautiful Minds Inc. and has founded a mentoring program for all of the world’s young women, GurlPower. GurlPower is a program committed to helping young girls sustain the clarity, voice, and self-confidence that they might risk losing during the difficult transition to adolescence. GurlPower is designed to help every single girl regain and sustain her “TRUE-SELF” by developing and always expressing her strengths.From preventing teen pregnancy to promoting positive body image, Mrs. Ufondu utilizesRead more..
Owner - Student - Mentor
Meet our incredible son Neiko Ufondu, who is the true reason we founded Beautiful Minds Inc. twelve years ago. Neiko struggled with ADD/ADHD as a first grader in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where his inattentiveness and frustration created a wall between his ability to learn and his academic success. His father, Mr. Ufondu, an educator and post-secondary administrator for Los Angeles and Long Beach Unified Schools District’s decided to leave his teaching career to focus on his own son’s growing issues. With extensive usage of BMI’s educational therapy, mentoring, redirection tools, courage and amazing effort by Neiko, his symptoms have subsided. We are proud to announce that in June 2016, Neiko will be graduating from Summit High School (MISD) and entering Tarrant Community College as a freshman in the fall.
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