The aMAYSing Kids Broadcasting Camp is part of aMAYSing Kids Inc., and is woman, minority, and
locally owned and operated, serving the Toledo area. aMAYSing Kids Inc. operates as a 501(c)3, non-profit
and funded through grants, corporate donations, fundraising, camp fees, and community
Tisha Mays has lived in Toledo since the conception of her broadcasting career in 2005. She goes by "Tisha Lee" on the radio, and is the Production Director and Internship Coordinator for 107.3 The Juice in Toledo, Ohio. With over 18 years of experience, she has extensive knowledge and a strong passion for broadcasting. She has a bachelor’s in Radio/Television from her hometown, the University of Akron, and a master’s in Strategic Communication with a Specialization in Interactive Media from Bowling Green State University, A.A. in Teacher Education from Gateway Community College, and Ph.D. student at Bowling Green State University. She is a Lecturer at The University of Toledo in the School of Communication and substitute teacher for Toledo Public Schools
Tisha is an advocate for students and goes beyond for them to succeed. She has been instrumental
in helping students pursue careers and internships by teaching them the necessary skills, assisting
with resumes, interview preparation, and connecting them to mentors and companies. Her
expertise, professionalism, connection with our community and youth have all inspired aMAYSing
Low reading achievement results in serious consequences on students’ college, career, and life readiness. According to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), 71.4% of struggling readers reside in economically disadvantaged areas, 30.3% have disabilities, 4.6% English Language Learners, and over 50% attend high-needs schools. Studies show that students who are not proficient at reading by 3rd grade are three times more likely than their peers to not graduate on time. Speaking and listening come before reading and writing. In fact, oral language development is the foundation of written language and may be an early indicator of child’s ability in learning to read in write. Research suggests children begin with listening comprehension in grades Pre-K -5 and reading comprehension in grades 6-8 (ODE, 2020).
To help decrease the reading literacy and proficiency gap for students in grades 4th-8th. aMAYSing Kids Broadcasting Camp will improve poor literacy skills along with critical thinking, communication skills, and effective writing to get them back on track with their peers before they reach high school.
To prepare our youth to contribute to the community and become successful in a changing society. Spark interest in college and career trades including broadcasting and journalism.