LaShante Keys career can be described as the gentleman who has facilitated uncomfortable but necessary discussions around racism, bigotry and bias but also end of life care. Two of the hardest topics for individuals to have are courageous conversations centered around discrimination and death.
A native Floridian, born and raised in St. Petersburg. LaShante holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice fromFlorida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), a B.A. in Communications, from the University of South Florida (USF) and a M.S. in Human Services with a concentration in Organizational Management and Leadership from SpringfieldCollege.
He has developed and delivered hundreds of trainings throughout the United States centered on diversity, team building, organizational development and cultural competency.Clients have included corporations, non-profits, service organizations, government officials, municipalities and universities.
In addition, LaShante has designed and implemented a variety of programs to assist youth struggling academically and emotionally. In developing these programs his overall goal is to have participating students demonstrate improved academic achievement and learning gains in core academic subjects and gain a sense of self worth and confidence which will help them in life. In 2014, he completed and presented his research on “What are the motivational factors that impact academic success in African-American males?”
LaShante is involved with numerous organizations such as Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.where he is currently the Guide Right Director for the Southern Province which covers Florida, Alabama and The Bahamas, University of South Florida (USF) African-AmericanAdvisory Board and Florida A&M University Alumni Association to name a few.