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Empowering African American youth through cultural awareness, goal setting, strengths-based coaching, and amplifying their voices.”


You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it



Dr. Beverly “Dr. Bev” Brannan CEO, of The Guiding Spot, LLC 

Dr. Beverly Brannan, affectionately known as “Dr. Bev,” embodies resilience, wisdom, and a commitment to uplifting others. Her multifaceted path weaves education, service, and a deep connection together to her roots.




Cultural Awareness

Embrace your heritage and celebrate the richness of African American culture with our Cultural Awareness service. We guide you through a journey of self-discovery, helping you to connect with your roots, understand the significance of your traditions, and foster a deep sense of pride and identity.


Goal Setting

Turn your dreams into actionable plans with our Goal Setting service. Whether you're aiming for academic excellence, personal growth, or career success, we provide the tools and guidance to set realistic goals, create strategic plans, and achieve the milestones that lead to a fulfilling life.


Strengths-Based Approach

Discover and leverage your unique strengths with our Strengths-Based Approach. We focus on what you do best, helping you to build confidence, resilience, and a positive mindset. By identifying and nurturing your innate talents, we empower you to overcome challenges and excel in your endeavors.


Amplifying Voices

Find your voice and make it heard with our Amplifying Voices service. We believe in the power of expression and advocacy, offering mentorship and support to amplify your voice. Through coaching, mentorship, and active listening, we empower you to advocate for yourself and your community, driving positive change and fostering empowerment.


"Every contribution counts. Here are ways you can make a difference."

"Your generosity fuels our mission and enables us to continue our vital work. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of African American teens and young adults in our community. Thank you for your support."

"Having worked alongside Dr. Beverly Brannan in the Yonkers Public Schools for two decades, I never ceased to admire her understanding and compassion for the students she served."

Dan Florin

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