Justin H. Settles, Executive Director

In 2007, Justin Settles combined his community service experience and desire to help young children and co–founded Prepared for the World, Corp.  His experiences teaching have made him well rounded– both as an educator and as a mentor.  From 2006 to 2007 he worked for Knox County Schools in Knoxville, TN.  Justin Settles continued to sharpen his teaching skills at the university level at the University of Mississippi.

Justin believes youth and young adults are the lifeblood and future of every city.  His drive to provide opportunities for this demographic led him to launch his campaign for District 87 TN State Representative.  Despite coming short of winning the election, Justin says he is pleased with the impact he had on young voters and the attention he helped draw to issues weighing on the community.

In December of 2010 Justin Settles joined the US Bureau of Economic Analysis as an Economist.  He also serves adjunct professor of Economics at a DC institution.


Kenneth T. Woods, Officer

Kenneth Woods has worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail since 2007 and is currently Manager of Customer Support in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

He has been actively involved with Prepared for the World since 2008.  Youth empowerment is at the core of Kenneth's efforts.

Kenneth also uplifts youth and minority development through his fraternity Phi Beta Sigma.