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Newsmaker: LaShawn Reed

| Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 11:35 p.m.
Pittsburgh City Council honored LaShawn Reed, a McKees Rocks behavior specialist and character coach, with a proclamation for her commitment to mentoring city school children.

Noteworthy: Pittsburgh City Council honored Reed with a proclamation for her commitment in mentoring city school children.

Age: 26

Residence: McKees Rocks

Family: Single

Education: Bachelor's degree in criminal justice and science from Point Park University

Background: Reed is a behavior specialist and character coach and operates the nonprofit Strong Ambitious Women LLC, which specializes in mentoring girls. She also works as site director for Shadow Student Athletes, a nonprofit that mentors female athletes in the Pittsburgh Public Schools district. She's a published author. Her self-help book, “You Are Your Thoughts,” was released in January.

Quote: “I am beyond grateful for the recognition and I'm blessed to be the person they picked to lead youth in the city of Pittsburgh.”

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