Maria Adams-Lawton has over 20 year of experience running after school and sports programs. She has been the Director of Golightly Afterschool Enrichment Program for more than 15 years. She has been a teacher in the Detroit Public Schools for over 15 years. Maria is currently a retired teacher from Golightly. She is currently an adjunct professor at Wayne State University. She holds a Masters in Education from Marygrove College. She is the owner of Healthy Kidz Inc., Afterschool Kidz Zone and Summer Jam Day Camp. Maria has implemented a wide range of sports and enrichment programs all over the city of Detroit and in the Detroit Public Schools. She also provides programs for at-risk children who may end up in the juvenile justice system. Her mission is to enrich the kids’ lives through opportunities.