Melissa Patterson-Latson was a single mother who knows about the struggle to succeed in academics. After years of laboring with her education, she was not able to sustain employment due to a lack of education. After obtaining Melissa her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, her desire was to connect others to the right people that would make their lives more successful. Nevertheless, that is exactly what she is doing, She’s impacting and being purposeful to others. God gave me these gifts, and I am using them to serve others. Serving others, being healthy and wealthy is a Lifestyle. Melissa possesses a State Board of Educator License in Teaching for DC Public Schools. She is determined to run the race and reach the finish line.
Melissa is the Founder/CEO of MEL Development Center, Inc. known as Motivating Elegant Ladies, which is a successful non-profit organization that engages girls with life-skilled activities, creating healthy relationships among the youth and their families, while building self-esteem and leadership skills to help them bring out the beauty within. Giving back to the youth is such a desire for her, growing up she always wanted someone to mentor her. She needed structure in her life and a voice. Now, being a Survivor and Advocate of Domestic Violence, she wants to be that voice for the youth and ladies all around the world.
Motivating others is what she do as a daily routine. Her passion is serving and having an impact in the lives of the youth and young ladies.