Let the Children Live

Let the Children Live

Let The Children Live
A native of Kansas City, Kansas and the youngest of five
children born to Verne and Aljeane Burleson, Founder, Lillian
Y. Bittaye, grew up in the heart of the inner city. She began
her college experience at Wichita State University. Lillian later
transferred to Donnely College where she received her
Associates of Arts Degree. She furthered her educational
venue at Spelman College where she earned her Bachelor of
Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education. Later returning to
Kansas City, Kansas, Lillian acquired her Bachelor of
Science Degree in Victim Services from Kansas City
Community College.

After earning her degrees, Lillian became a Big Sister and
started a 24-hour registered day care home and also began
substitute teaching. She became a licensed foster parent,
caring for approximately 15 foster children within two years.
Lillian also began planning Christmas parties for foster,
needy, and homeless children. She organized a Summer
Enrichment Program, which extended services to at-risk
youth, by way of an alternative school for students being
suspended in Wyandotte County. The Summer Enrichment
Program, initially designed for one summer, operated for
three years. Later, she also began working for a Crime
Prevention organization, as well as the Department of Family
and Child Services.

In 1993, Lillian officially established her non-profit
organization, Sojourner Truth Observational Study Hometel
Inc. At that time, she also received a commission from God
to search for missing persons and runaway youth, in addition
to continuing to provide educational services to children and
youth in need, from all walks of life.


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