OneSource Learning and Development Center was founded by Tonya Daye on August 3, 2011 in North Carolina. The organization was initially designed to educate adolescents in K-12, teens and families on teen pregnancy, pregnancy prevention, reducing health disparities and risky behaviors, while providing supportive services, (e.g. housing, food, transportation, and financial assistance), but expanded to capture pregnant and parenting teens to ensure both parents, mother & father and their child(ren) have the best outcome. Many teens were displaced and OneSource partnered and provided temporary housing. Understanding the importance of Early Child Development, OneSource offered parents in-home and off-site services teaching the importance of Health & Wellness, Physical Development, Cognition, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Communication and School Readiness. On March 8, 2017, OneSource transferred to Georgia and continue to build strong partnerships to carryout its mission while expanding services throughout the state. The vision is to establish Centers nationally and internationally.
Tonya became a mother at the age of 19. After briefly utilizing WIC and Food Stamps, she opted not to re-certify to continue receiving services based off a conversation she had with her case manager who instructed her to leave her job and find a job that paid less and discouraged her from maintaining assets in her name. From that moment, Tonya decided not only to continue to work, but she transferred to second shift and took advantage of overtime and started to attend community college, while her grandmother and mother helped care for her daughter. Today, her daughter is pursuing her Ph.D. in Microbiology and currently function as a Research Scientist. She also has a son who will be entering college pursuing a career as a Chemical Engineer and a son who has special needs, yet, obtaining credentials as a small business owner.
Tonya overcame physical, emotional and a verbally abusive relationship and believes given education, awareness and an opportunity, you can create a sustainable future and live a fulfilled life by focusing-forward.
Tonya is a Author, Certified Life & Career Coach, and Public Speaker. Based upon personal experience, she realized the importance of ensuring parents are educated and have access to various intervention services early in a child's life, access to affordable quality childcare and knowledge of programs that's inclusive of special needs children. She concentrates in working with both men and women of all ages to overcome hardships, difficulties, behaviors and patterns that would interfere with long-standing goals and to reach their fullest potential.