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Emerge Coaching and Mentorship


Coach Bio

Leah C. Savage is an alumna of Stanford University, with a B.A. in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. During her collegiate years, she focused intently on Identity formation, particularly for students of color.  She has been a passionate Educator for over 10 years, formerly serving as a Student Success Coach for undergraduate students at DeVry University and Student and Family Champion for Insight Schools of California, Homeschool Teacher and Mama of 4, and currently she serves as a Administrative Director of Living Well Community Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Savage is known as a “heart” educator, who connects with her students on a personal level, and identifies obstacles to their success, whether internal or external.  Her passions are social and emotional literacy, helping students and families draw from the strength of their identity while compassionately caring for their emotional selves. She works one-on-one with students and families, championing for them with GRIT and Grace and Gratitude, loving them relentlessly until their flickering light becomes a burning flame!



To inspire Socially and Emotionally Literate students and families! We define social-emotional literacy, as the capacity to be self-aware of your emotions and empowered to self-regulate; and, then empowered to relate to others in healthy ways through empathy, boundary setting, and accountable decision making. To have the ability to “read” your emotions and “read” the emotions of others and stay true to your IDENTITY in the process!

During the 2022-2023 School Year, we partnered with Melanin Dayschool Academy ( to bring Social-Emotional Literacy (SEL) to students within  Sacramento County.

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